2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bryant
Leases for Communications Towers (language only)

Item 4-2.02 #1h

Item 4-2.02 #1h

General Fund Revenue

Page 585, line 38, strike “lease” and insert:
"leases, including those of the Virginia Department of Transportation,”.
Page 585, line 38, strike “in accordance with §2.1-512, Code of Virginia” and insert:
“and credited to the Statewide Land Mobile Radio System Special Fund for use in defraying the implementation and operating costs of this System.  The Controller shall establish the Statewide Land Mobile Radio System Special Fund on the Commonwealth Accounting and Reporting System as a non-reverting special fund for this purpose.  The Comptroller is authorized to make disbursements from the Fund only upon approval of the Land Mobile Radio System Board established in Item 491 of this act.”

(This amendment implements a recommendation by the Department of Technology Planning on the implementation of the statewide shared land mobile radio system. The recommendation specifically states that a special fund shall be established in the Appropriation Act with the requirement that all revenue received (either currently or in the future) by any agency of the Commonwealth from the leasing of communications tower space or tower sites be deposited in the Fund. This provides a method for determining the current revenue stream from this practice and revenues deposited in this Fund can be used to defray the cost of developing the upgraded statewide shared land mobile radio system.)