Budget Amendment ID: FY2016-S3-271-R1

Redraft ENV 271

Pollinator Hive Loss Prevention and Stewardship

Mr. Tarr, Ms. Gobi, Messrs. Ross, deMacedo, Fattman, Moore and Humason and Ms. Lovely moved that the proposed new text be amended in section 2, in item 2511-0100, by adding at the end thereof the following: “provided further, that not less than $25,000 shall be extended to the University of Massachusetts Extension program to conduct apiary research and education relative to honey bee mortality, as well as to provide general support and make recommendations on preventing hive loss to the apiary inspection program, county beekeeping associations and statewide pollinator stewardship efforts.””; and in said item, by striking out the figures “$5,779,718” and inserting in place thereof the figures “$5,804,718”