1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Part IV Info Tech Language (language only)

Item 4-5.06 #1c

Item 4-5.06 #1c

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Goods and Services

Page 529, strike lines 29 through 32 and insert:
"1.Written approval of the Secretary of Technology shall be obtained before any state agency or institution of higher education contracts for telecommunications services from a nongovernmental source.  Written approval of the Director of the Department of Information Technology shall be obtained before any state agency, not to include institutions of higher education: a)  contracts for the continuous use of any item of telecommunications equipment, or b) contracts for the purchase of any item of telecommunications equipment."
Page 529, line 35, strike "$50,000" and insert "$100,000".
Page 530, line 2, after "Virginia." insert:
"It is in the interest of the Commonwealth that its institutions of higher education be in the forefront of development in technology.  Therefore, the provisions of this subsection shall not be construed to hamper the institutions' activities in instruction and research."

(This amendment modifies language regarding the purchase of or contracting for telecommunications equipment to reflect the differences between the demands and requirements for higher education in instruction and research, and the procurement processes for line agencies of the state.)