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2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Nutter
General Assembly Office Expenses (language only)

Item 1 #1h

Item 1 #1h

Legislative Department
General Assembly of Virginia

Language
Page 5, line 16 after "8", insert "a.".
Page 5, after line 22, insert:
"Each member of the General Assembly who receives an allowance for office expenses and supplies as provided in Items 1.A.4 and 1.A.8.a. shall keep a detailed and separate account of these funds and file an annual disclosure statement accounting for these funds as provided herein.  Members of the Senate shall file their disclosure statements with the Clerk of the Senate, and members of the House shall file their disclosure statements with the Clerk of the House.  The disclosure statement shall be filed no later than the date members must file their statements of economic interests with their respective clerk pursuant to § 30-109 and shall account for all expenditures and unexpended balances from the preceding calendar year.  The disclosure statement shall be maintained as a public record for five years in the clerk's office of the member's respective house.
The disclosure statement shall be filed on a form approved by the respective Rules Committee for each house and shall set forth the date and amount of any expenditure, the name and address of the person to whom the expenditure was made, the object or purpose of the expenditure, and any unexpended balance in the account at the close of the year."


Explanation
(This amendment would require General Assembly members to annually file a disclosure statement detailing how all funds provided as office allowance were spent in the prior year.)