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PROPOSED AMENDMENTS: 1995 LEGISLATIVE SESSION

Spectrum Volume 17 Issue 19 - February 9, 1995

    Amendment House Senate
University Relations
   Equine Medical Center $800,000   400,000
  Center for Organizational and Technological Advancement 700,000 500,000 600,000
  Commonwealth Center for Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics Information and Communication Science and Technology 1,500,000 204,078  
  Virginia Water Resources Research Center 75,000    
  Environmental and Occupational Safety Issues 583,000    
Cooperative Extension/Agriculture Experiment Station Division
  Cooperative Extension and Agriculture Experiment Station
  * FY94 Reductions to CE and AES 2,196,000    
  * Cooperative Extension 7,334,830 7,334,830 5,338,016
  * Agriculture Experiment Station 4,898,711 4,898,711 4,898,711
  Seafood Research 145,700 145,700 145,700
    14,575,241 12,379,241 10,382,427
Language Amendments
  Horse Racing and Pari-mutuel Betting Language
Capital Outlay (1)
  Planning for Advanced Communication and Information Technology Center (1) 550,000   550,000
  Planning for Upper Quad Conversion 1,100,000    
  Alternate Processor for Infectious Waste Disposal (1) 848,000 1,698,000 1,698,000
  Athletics Facilities Addition (1) 4,750,000 4,750,000 4,750,000
Submitted on Behalf of Virginia Tech
  Reynolds Homestead   25,000 25,000
  Principal Assessment -- Regional Assessment Center   26,000  
  Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Study   50,000  
  Minority Agriculture Scholarships     50,000
  Restore General Fund Support     550,000
  Reduce General Fund to reflect new NGF revenue   -507,000  
State-wide Issues
  Faculty salaries   1,063,580 1,063,580
  Classified salaries (2)      
  * Central Fund--208   -264,776 264,776
  * Central Fund--229   -189,513 189,513
  Restoration of 1/2 of prior GF reductions (3) See Footnote 3  
  Maintenance Reserve (4)     866,814

(1) All funding for capital projects is non-general fund support.
(2) The Senate fully funded salary increases; the House reduced our General Fund budget to fund the salary increase through the Central Fund.
(3) If the state realizes revenue growth in excess of $32.8 million more than the current revenue forecast, the state would restore 50 percent of the loss in General Fund support experienced by higher education, for FY96 as compared to FY95. This would restore $7.35 million to higher education; Virginia Tech's share of this restoration would be $1,266,572 in FY96.
(4) $6,080,000 is restored to maintenance reserve. Virginia Tech will receive $866,814 of this amount; this is the amount reduced in the Budget Bill.