2001 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Interagency Radio System Governing Board (language only)

Item 491 #1s

Item 491 #1s

Public Safety
State Police, Department of

Page 430, strike lines 42 through 56.
Page 431, strike lines 1 through 25 and insert:
"B.1.  A board composed of the Secretaries of Public Safety, Technology, Transportation, Natural Resources, and Finance is established to provide policy direction and overall governance for the statewide shared Land Mobile Radio System (LMRS) to include review and approval of all procurement solicitations and contracts.  The Attorney General shall review and approve the form of all contracts.  The Departments of State Police, Information Technology, and Technology Planning shall provide support for the work of the board as directed.
2.  A user committee is established to advise the board of member agency needs for the planning, design, establishment and operation of the LMRS.  The user committee shall establish policies, procedures, and standards that will be incorporated into a comprehensive management plan for the  LMRS use and operation.  The management plan and any changes thereto shall be subject to review and approval by the board.  The committee shall provide advice and comment to the board on proposals for other federal, state or local agencies to join the LMRS and on any proposals for third party use of any LMRS infrastructure or component.  The committee shall be composed of one member designated by the head of each of the following agencies and one representative designated by each of the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees:
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
Department of Aviation
Division of Capitol Police
Department of Conservation and Recreation
Department of Corrections
Department of Emergency Management
Department of Environmental Quality
Department of Fire Programs
Department of Forestry
Department of Game and Inland Fisheries
Department of Health
Department of Information Technology
Department of Juvenile Justice
Department of Military Affairs
Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Department of Motor Vehicles
Department of State Police
Department of Transportation
Virginia Marine Resources Commission
The Committee shall elect from its membership a chairman and vice-chairman and may establish such by-laws, executive committee and subcommittees as it deems appropriate to carry out its work.  The committee shall meet as necessary, but at least quarterly.  The Departments of State Police, Information Technology, and Technology Planning shall provide technical support for the work of the committee as requested.
3.  Included in this appropriation is $5,000,000 the first year from the general fund and $3,100,000 the second year from nongeneral funds to continue developing the LMRS needs assessment, functional design, and procurement documents as well as to evaluate vendor proposals and provide for project oversight and management.  The sources of the nongeneral funds include $2,000,000 in fund balances from the Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Program and $1,100,000 in nongeneral fund balances within the Department of State Police.  The Comptroller shall assist in any required transfers of revenue to support this item.
4.  Subject to the provisions of the Virginia Public Procurement Act (§ 11-35 et seq., Code of Virginia) and with approval of the board, the Department is further authorized to enter into a contract for the acquisition and implementation of the LMRS.  Such contract may provide for an LMRS infrastructure that is shared between the state and a nongovernmental partner wherein the parties will share assets and system upgrade development costs and share any revenues that might be generated from use of the shared network or assets.  Any such contract shall also ensure that the Commonwealth retains the ability to maintain the functionality of the system, cause improvements in functionality of the system over its life, and veto changes to the system that affect functionality.
5.  The board shall provide quarterly reports to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees on its progress in implementing these actions."

(This amendment rewrites the existing language governing the statewide shared Land Mobile Radio System (LMRS) to reflect the recommendations of the December 2000 report of the Department of Technology Planning on the implementation of the LMRS system.)