1999 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1450 (Committee Approved)

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Eliminate Shelter Grant Funds

Item 455 #11h

Item 455 #11h

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of FY1999 $0 FY2000 ($250,000) GF

Page 345, line 22, strike "$59,887,492" and insert "$59,637,492".
Page 348, strike line 3 through 8.
Page 348, line 9, strike "L" and insert "K".

(This amendment eliminates proposed funding for grants for shelters for victims of domestic violence. There are currently substantial grants available for this purpose from U.S. Housing and Urban Development, the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development and the Virginia Department of Social Services. The Virginians Against Domestic Violence (VADV) is currently conducting an assessment of funding available for domestic violence shelters and believe that funding this amendment would only increase layers of administration. VADV recommends that any increase in funding be delayed until their comprehensive needs assessment has been completed and local domestic violence programs are able to give due consideration to the results.)