2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

New Human Rights Agency

Item 570.11 #2c

Item 570.11 #2c

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Independent Agencies
Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy FY2001 $200,651 FY2002 $200,746 GF
FY2001 $959,300 FY2002 $959,704 NGF

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(This amendment is one of four companion amendments that transfer funding and positions to a new independent human rights agency, the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy, pursuant to House Bill 491. Four other companion amendments eliminate funding the first and second year for the Department for the Rights of Virginians with Disabilities. Additional funding and five positions are added in the new agency to provide a new Ombudsman Division and to expand protection and advocacy services for persons with mental illness who are being discharged from state facilities to communities.)