1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Interagency Radio System Study (language only)

Item 53 #1s

Item 53 #1s

Administration, Secretary of

Page 28, following line 15, insert:
"The Secretary of Administration shall develop a plan to implement a statewide shared land mobile radio system for the Commonwealth and her localities, to assure that Virginia's state and local public safety, emergency services, transportation, and natural resources agencies share the benefits and efficiencies of an improved and effective communications infrastructure, and that state and local agency field units have the ability to communicate with one another.  The Department of Information Technology and the Council for Information Management shall provide technical assistance, as necessary, and the affected agencies shall provide assistance and advice as needed.  In order to procure the required consulting support, the Department of Planning and Budget shall transfer general and nongeneral funds in the specified amounts the first year to the Office of the Secretary of Administration from the following agencies:
Department of State Police $250,000
Department of Transportation $122,000
Department of Corrections $64,000
Department of Forestry $20,000
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries $16,000
Marine Resources Commission   $8,000
Department of Emergency Services   $4,000
Department of Conservation and Recreation   $8,000
Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy   $4,000
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control   $4,000
Department of Juvenile Justice   $5,000
Department of Criminal Justice Services $20,000
Compensation Board $25,000
Total $550,000
A report on this plan, together with recommendations for financing the system developed in cooperation with the Secretary of Finance, shall be presented to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committee not later than November 20, 1998.".
Page 273, strike lines 20 through 32.

(This amendment directs the Secretary of Administration to develop a plan for an interagency mobile radio system. This amendment also provides for the transfer of $550,000 from general and nongeneral funds from the affected agencies to pay for the consulting services needed to develop the plan. The budget, as introduced, included $250,000 in the Department of State Police for this purpose. The intent of this amendment is that planning for the system move forward on an interagency basis, with full consideration of the implications of the proposed system for localities, including Sheriffs' Offices and Police Departments.)