2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Decrease in Technology Spending

Item 521 #3s

Item 521 #3s

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Transportation, Department of FY2001 ($11,200,000) FY2002 ($9,800,000) NGF

Page 353, line 13, strike "$116,559,500" and insert "$105,359,500".
Page 353, line 13, strike "$118,128,300" and insert "$108,328,300".
Page 353, strike lines 24 through 40, and insert:
"B.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Department of Transportation shall address the technology issues identified in the Auditor of Public Account's Report on Audit for the Year Ended June 30, 1999 prior to enhancing its computing capacity.
C.  The Commonwealth Transportation Board shall not allocate additional funding to the administration and operations of the Department of Transportation in its annual update of the Six-Year Financial Plan.  For FY 2001, all proposed appropriation or allocation adjustments decreasing the funding available to the highway construction program shall be approved by the General Assembly at the 2001 General Assembly Session prior to their implementation.
D.  The Department of Transportation and Department of Rail and Public Transportation shall identify $14,777,669 in the first year and $15,172,472 in the second year in productivity savings as described in Item 541 and Item 566 of this Act and to offset the revenue losses from the passage of SB 349.  Of these savings, the Department shall transfer no less than $7,674,000 the first year and $6,563,000 the second year to the Virginia Transportation Action Program Fund.
E.  The Department of Transportation and the State Council of Higher Education shall develop a scholarship program for engineering students attending Virginia higher education institutions.  By the 2001 General Assembly, a report shall be provided outlining the criteria for selection, employment requirements, and scholarship amounts and funding levels for such a program.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that no more than $200,000 shall be allocated to such a program in FY 2002."

(This amendment makes a series of adjustments to the administrative and operating appropriations in the Departments of Transportation and Rail and Public Transportation. Because VDOT provides the administrative funding support to DR&PT, any savings shall be to VDOT.)