1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Wampler
Wireless E-911 Fund

Item 461 #1s

Item 461 #1s

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Public Safety
State Police, Department of FY1999 $2,400,000 FY2000 $2,400,000 NGF

Page 351, line 12, strike "$24,443,204" and insert "$26,843,204".
Page 351, line 12, strike "$26,608,333" and insert "$29,008,333".
Page 352, line 6, insert:
"Notwithstanding the provisions of §56-484.8 and §56-484.11, Code of Virginia, the Department of State Police is authorized to expend up to $2,400,000 each year from the Wireless E-911 Fund for the purpose of upgrading the capacity of the Department to respond to E-911 calls.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that city and county Public Safety Answering Points should respond to such calls, and submit their Wireless E-911 PSAP costs to the Wireless E-911 Service Board for reimbursement, as specified in §56-484.11, Code of Virginia.  The Wireless E-911 Service Board shall provide a progress report to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 1, 1999, on progress to date in implementing the provisions of the Wireless Enhanced Public Safety Telephone Service Act of 1998.  The Department of Information Technology shall provide such support as may be necessary to enable the Board to complete its report."

(This amendment provides $2,400,000 each year from nongeneral funds for the Department of State Police to improve its capacity to respond to wireless E-911 telephone calls. Some localities are transferring such calls to State Police rather than responding locally, with a resulting increase in workload for State Police. The transfer of nongeneral funds from the Wireless E-911 Fund is required to enable State Police to meet this increased demand for service.)