SB 1068 & HB 1843 are in Committee

Item 229 Virginia Cooperative Extension and Agricultural Experiment Station Priority 1 Relocate Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center $75,000,001 to $100,000,000 is in the “Capital outlay plan; updates the six-year capital outlay for projects to be funded.”

Another example of the choices being made in the proposed Capital Outlay budget is the State Parks Infrastructure $10,000,001 to $25,000,000 is Priority 4.

Bills SB 1068 & HB 1843 are located here on this website.

SB 1068 is referred to the Senate Committee on Finance and Appropriations:

Howell (Co-Chair), Barker (Co-Chair), Saslaw, Norment, Hanger, Lucas, Newman, Ruff, Vogel, Edwards, Deeds, Locke, Petersen, Marsden, Ebbin, McClellan
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. and Wednesday 9:00 a.m., Senate Room B, Thursday 4:30 p.m. Upon call of the Chair, Senate Room B

HB 1843 is referred to House Committee on Appropriations:

Knight (Chair), Austin (Vice Chair), Morefield, Fariss, Davis, Bloxom, Brewer, Marshall, Hodges, Coyner, Wyatt, Wampler, Torian, Sickles, Plum, Bulova, Carr, McQuinn, Krizek, Hayes, Reid, Rasoul
Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 15 minutes after adjournment, Shared Committee Room, Pocahontas Building

It is also referred to House Appropriations Sub-Committee: General Government and Capital Outlay:

Committee Chairs serve as ex officio members of House subcommittees.
Bloxom (Chair), Austin, Morefield, Fariss, Marshall, Torian, Plum, Krizek, Knight
Monday, 10:00 a.m., Shared Committee Room, Pocahontas Building

Please consider contacting your Virginia Senate & House Members to say no!

START HERE to visit (opens in new tab) to find your legislator to say no!

4 thoughts on “SB 1068 & HB 1843 are in Committee

  1. What is the rationale for moving the VT Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extension Center? Is there an alternative site in mind? I have visited AREC several times since becoming a Chesapeake Master Gardener. It’s location is very convenient for Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Portsmouth and Suffolk agricuture related classes.

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  2. Joyce Wilson Williams January 16, 2023 — 7:55 am

    As a private citizen of Virginia Beach I see no reason to destroy one of the “treasures” we still have here in Virginia Beach. If you haven’t visited this place, you should put it on your list of things to do this year – and it is free to visit. It is like an oasis – a place to get away from the traffic, the commercial ventures, the developers who want to take more and more land till there are no more places like this to visit. Once it is gone – it is gone forever.

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  3. Thank you for sending me this email about the proposed budget for moving AREC. I just sent emails to those in my voting district, Senator DeSteph and Representative Tata, asking them to vote “no” on 229. Do you think it would be helpful if I sent emails to any others, such as the chairs or members of the committee? Certainly the thought of the destruction of the beautiful gardens and arboretum, replaced with buildings and roads is tragic. Vivian Clark

    On Sun, Jan 15, 2023 at 12:49 PM SAVE Virginia Tech Hampton Roads Agricultural Research and Extensi

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