2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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JLARC Distribution Center Study (language only)

Item 20 #1c

Item 20 #1c

Legislative Department
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

Page 14, after line 58, insert:
"G.  The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission shall study the distribution of food and other products from the Virginia Distribution Center to state agencies and political subdivisions.  The study shall include, but not be limited to: (i) an evaluation of current operations and financing of the Virginia Distribution Center; (ii) the adequacy of the Center's services and products for customers; (iii) the applicability of industry best practices to the Center's operations to improve services and reduce costs; (iv) the appropriateness of mandated sources, and the impact of such mandates on costs and quality of service; (v) alternatives for the distribution of food and other products to state and local government agencies, including the feasibility and advisability of privatizing distribution services; and (vi) the feasibility of expanding distribution services to additional state and local agencies and nonprofit organizations in the Commonwealth.  In completing this study, the Commission shall consider the findings and recommendations of the Task Force Study on the Food Delivery System for the Prisons and Mental Health Hospitals in Virginia.  The Commonwealth Competition Council, the Department of Corrections, the Department of General Services, the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and all other agencies and institutions of the Commonwealth shall provide assistance to the Commission, upon request.  The Commission shall complete its study prior to the 2001 Session of the General Assembly."

(This amendment provides for a JLARC study of the Virginia Distribution Center, operated by the Department of General Services.)