2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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State Agency Radio System

Item 457 #2c

Item 457 #2c

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Public Safety
State Police, Department of FY2003 $3,000,000 FY2004 $0 GF

Page 330, line 35, strike "$27,785,637" and insert "$30,785,637".
Page 331, strike lines 1-9, and insert:
"B.1.  Included in this appropriation is $3,000,000 the first year from the general fund to continue development of a State Agency Radio System (STARS).  The Secretary of Public Safety, with the assistance of the Secretary of Finance, the Secretary of Technology, and the Departments of Planning and Budget and the Treasury, shall oversee the review of proposals and the development of any contract for such a system, including the financing for the system.
2.  The Department of State Police is authorized to conduct negotiations with potential vendor(s), but shall not enter into any contract for implementation of the STARS radio communications system without the approval of the Governor and the General Assembly.  The Secretary of Public Safety shall submit a report, including the results of any contract negotiations, within the limitations provided in the Virginia Public Procurement Act, and proposed methods of financing, to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, no later than December 1, 2002."

(This amendment provides $3,000,000 the first year from the general fund to continue development of the proposed State Agency Radio System, and directs the Secretary of Public Safety to assume overall responsibility for this project and to provide a report on the results of contract negotiations and recommendations for financing the system by December 1, 2002.)