2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Committee Approved)

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Workforce Investment Act Funding (language only)

Item 125 #1h

Item 125 #1h

Commerce And Trade
Virginia Employment Commission

Page 96, after line 11, insert:
"F.  Unexpended funds appropriated by the General Assembly for the use of local Workforce Investment Boards and returned to the Commonwealth shall be reappropriated to the Virginia Community College System.  The reappropriated funds shall be allocated to the community colleges located in the Workforce Investment Areas where the funds were  not spent.  The funds shall be used for high-priority education programs, including allied health professions, plumbing, tractor-trailer-driver training, industrial maintenance, heavy-equipment-operator training, automotive- technician training, industrial-machinist training, and high-skills manufacturing.  The Commissioner of the Virginia Employment Commission and Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by September 1, 2002, on the amount and use of any funds transferred to the Virginia Community College System."

(This amendment reappropriates any unused Workforce Investment Act funds that are returned to the Virginia Employment Commission to the Virginia Community College System for use in several high priority training programs.)