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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Reenrolled)

Virginia College Building Authority

Item 254

Item 254

Authority: Chapter 597, Acts of Assembly of 1986.


A.1. The purpose of this Item is to provide an ongoing program for the acquisition and replacement of instructional and research equipment at state-supported institutions of higher education in accordance with the intent and purpose of Chapter 597, Acts of Assembly of 1986.


2. The Governor shall annually present to the General Assembly through the Commonwealth's budget process, the estimated payments and the corresponding total value of equipment to be acquired.


B.1. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall establish and maintain procedures through which institutions of higher education apply for allocations made available under the program, and shall develop guidelines and recommendations for the apportionment of such equipment to each state-supported institution of higher education.


2. The Authority shall finance equipment for educational institutions in accordance with § 23.1-1207, Code of Virginia, and according to terms and conditions approved through the Commonwealth's budget and appropriation process. Bonds or notes issued by the Virginia College Building Authority to finance equipment may be sold and issued at the same time with other obligations of the Authority as separate issues or as a combined issue. Each institution shall make available such additional detail on specific equipment to be purchased as may be requested by the Governor or the General Assembly. If emergency acquisitions are necessary when the General Assembly is not in session, the Governor may approve such acquisitions. The Governor shall report his approval of such acquisitions to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees.


3. Amounts for debt service payments for allocations provided by this Item shall be provided pursuant to Item 279 of this act.


C.1. Transfer of the appropriation in Item 279 of this act to the Virginia College Building Authority shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of Finance. An allocation of $168,469,999 made in the 2016-2018 biennium brings the total amount of equipment acquired through the program to approximately $1,476,789,456.


2. Allocations of $83,000,000 the first year and $83,000,000 the second year will be made to support the purchase of additional equipment to enhance instructional and research activity at Virginia's public colleges and universities. Allocations are as follows:


FY 2019

FY 2020

Prior

FY 2019

FY 2020

Research

Research

Institution

Allocations

Allocation

Allocation

Allocation

Allocation

George Mason University

$92,641,169

$3,947,024

$3,947,024

$474,407

$474,407

Old Dominion University

$98,944,593

$5,016,192

$5,016,192

$329,078

$329,078

University of Virginia

$261,083,324

$10,458,476

$10,458,476

$5,189,341

$5,189,341

Virginia Commonwealth University

$178,884,857

$6,853,430

$6,853,430

$2,995,552

$2,995,552

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

$273,762,820

$10,331,639

$10,331,639

5,240,458

$5,240,458

College of William and Mary

$49,693,024

$2,300,493

$2,300,493

$595,857

$595,857

Christopher Newport University

$14,878,357

$754,464

$754,464

$0

$0

University of Virginia's College at Wise

$6,142,801

$250,681

$250,681

$0

$0

James Madison University

$47,730,911

$2,309,646

$2,309,646

$0

$0

Longwood University

$14,886,969

$743,433

$743,433

$0

$0

University of Mary Washington

$16,658,922

$655,746

$655,746

$0

$0

Norfolk State University

$41,232,791

$1,200,108

$1,200,108

$0

$0

Radford University

$34,088,668

1,744,993

$1,744,993

$0

$0

Virginia Military Institute

$17,254,514

$886,084

$886,084

$0

$0

Virginia State University

$26,146,509

$1,342,189

$1,342,189

$0

$0

Richard Bland College

$3,616,262

$160,149

$160,149

$0

$0

Virginia Community College System

$278,820,129

$17,596,542

$17,596,542

$0

$0

Virginia Institute of Marine Science

$9,109,516

$362,100

$362,100

$175,307

$175,307

Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center

$1,463,385

$80,111

$80,111

$0

$0

Roanoke Higher Education Authority

$1,149,593

$77,623

$77,623

$0

$0

Institute for Advanced Learning and Research

$6,016,656

$274,172

$274,172

$0

$0

Southern Virginia Higher Education Center

$624,576

$95,790

$0

$0

New College Institute

$410,250

$34,486

$34,486

$0

$0

Eastern Virginia Medical School

$1,548,858

$524,429

$524,429

$0

$0

TOTAL

$1,476,789,456

$68,000,000

$68,000,000

$15,000,000

$15,000,000


D. Out of the allocations for the Virginia Community College System, $5,000,000 the first year and $5,000,000 the second year is designated to support the equipment needs of Workforce Development activities, including those related to the New Economy Industry Credential Assistance Training Grant Program.