AN ACT TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS FOR THE AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES CENTER.
Senate committee substitute makes the following changes to the 1st edition.
Modifies the appropriations provisions. Previously, appropriated an unspecified amount of recurring funds from the General Fund to the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (DACS) for a full-time manager for the Agricultural Sciences Center (Center) and of nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 for equipment, moving costs, and other nonrecurring expenses associated with opening the Center. Now, makes the following appropriations for the previously provided purposes.
Reallocates and appropriates $115,220 of recurring funds appropriated to the Pay Plan Reserve for the 2020-21 fiscal year to DACS, Drug and Food Division (Division), for a full-time manager position at the Center.
Directs the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to transfer, by August 15, 2020, $3,783,912 in nonrecurring funds from the cash balance in the Shallow Draft Navigation Channel Dredging and Aquatic Weed Fund to the Division. Appropriates the funds for the 2020-21 fiscal year to be used for equipment, moving costs, and other nonrecurring expenses associated with opening the Center.
Directs DACS to transfer, by August 15, 2020, $1,217,088 in nonrecurring funds from the cash balance of the Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund, and $5 million in nonrecurring funds from the cash balance in the Expanded Gas Products Service to Agriculture Fund, to the Division. Appropriates the transferred funds for the 2020-21 fiscal year to be used for equipment, moving costs, and other nonrecurring expenses associated with opening the Center.
Maintains the act's general provisions and effective date of July 1, 2020.
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