1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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SPC Technology Consortium

Item 96 #2h

Item 96 #2h

First Year - FY1997 Second Year - FY1998
Commerce And Trade
Virginia Economic Development Partnership FY1997 $0 FY1998 $150,000 GF

Page 71, line 5, strike "$6,121,104" and insert "$6,271,104".
Page 71, after line 33, insert:
"3. Out of the amounts for Other Services, $100,000 in the second year is provided from the general fund, subject to such conditions as the Secretary of Commerce and Trade may establish, to the Software Productivity Consortium (SPC), a nonprofit technology corporation located in the facilities of the Center for Innovative Technology, to fund and create the State Information Technology Consortium (SITC), a Virginia-based nonprofit national technology consortium of states to provide states with a forum and mechanism to collaborate efficiently to find solutions to pressing technology-related problems, reduce the technology risks facing state governments, leverage state investments in technology, advance management of information technology, and promote integration of technology across state boundaries.  The funds hereby appropriated may be used by the SPC to create the SITC, assist other states in joining the SITC, hold the initial organizational conference and workshop for states, establish an appropriate dues structure for member states, raise additional funds from private sources and federal grants to help fund the SITC and its projects, and reimburse the SPC for any other initial start-up and organizational expenses incurred by the SPC in establishing the SITC."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)