2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

Consolidation of Legislative Commissions (language only)

Item 17 #2h

Item 17 #2h

Legislative Department
General Assembly of Virginia

Page 7, after line 37, insert:
"G. The House and Senate Joint Rules Committee shall review the effectiveness and purpose of existing legislative commissions to identify potential opportunities for consolidation and elimination.  As part of this review, the Committee shall review the activities and responsibilities of the Virginia Commission on Youth and the Behavioral Health Care Commission to determine how these activities and responsibilities can best be managed by the Joint Commission on Health Care.  Further, this review shall determine if the consolidation of these activities would require the transfer of positions from the Commission on Youth or whether these positions could be eliminated.  This review shall be concluded prior to the 2003 Session of the General Assembly and shall take into account the activities of the standing committees of the House and Senate."

(This amendment directs the Joint Rules Committee to evaluate existing legislative commissions to identify the potential for consolidation or elimination of commissions, and to determine how the work of the Youth Commission can best be merged into the Joint Commission on Health Care.)