2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Annual Permit Renewal Fees for Food Establishments

Item 314 #5c

Item 314 #5c

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Health And Human Resources
Health, Department of FY2003 ($433,500) FY2004 ($433,500) GF
FY2003 $433,500 FY2004 $433,500 NGF

Page 245, after line 47, insert:
"D.  The Commissioner of Health is authorized to develop, in consultation with the regulated entities, a plan and specification review fee and an annual permit renewal fee, each not to exceed $40 per year, to be collected from all establishments, except K-12 public schools, that are subject to inspection by the Department of Health pursuant to §§
35.1-13, 35.1-14, 35.1-16, and 35.1-17, Code of Virginia; however, any such establishment that is subject to any health permit fee, application fee, inspection fee, risk assessment fee or similar fee imposed by any locality as of January 1, 2002, shall be subject to this annual permit renewal fee only to the extent that the Department of Health fee and the locally imposed fee, when combined, do not exceed $40.  This fee structure shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of Health and Human Resources."

(This amendment assesses an annual permit renewal fee on food establishments that are inspected by the Virginia Department of Health, to offset the costs of those inspections. The fee is also charged to new establishments receiving their initial inspection and permit.)