2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Decrease in Technology Spending

Item 521 #3c

Item 521 #3c

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, after line 40, insert:
"D.  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.
E.  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 fiscal year 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.
F.  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 Session of the General Assembly, the Commissioner shall report to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance Committee on 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 fiscal year 2002."

(This amendment makes adjustments to the administrative and support services operations in the Department of Transportation.)