2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Conference Report)

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Workforce Investment Act Funding (language only)

Item 125 #1c

Item 125 #1c

Commerce And Trade
Virginia Employment Commission

Page 96, after line 11, insert:
"F.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that unobligated funds appropriated by the General Assembly for the use of local Workforce Investment Boards and returned to the Commonwealth shall be reallocated by the Governor to the same geographic areas from which the unobligated funds were obtained.  The reallocated 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 Secretary of Commerce and Trade shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1 of each year the amounts returned from the local Workforce Investment Boards and the uses of the funds reallocated by the Governor."

(This amendment expresses the intent of the General Assembly regarding the use of any unobligated Workforce Investment Act funds that are returned to the Virginia Employment Commission.)