2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Putney
Evaluation and Consolidation Legislative Study Commissions (language only)

Item 1 #2h

Item 1 #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 study commissions to identify potential opportunities for consolidation and elimination, taking into account the activities of the standing committees of the House and Senate.  This review shall be concluded prior to the 2003 Session of the General Assembly."

(This amendment directs the Joint Rules Committee to evaluate existing legislative study commissions to identify the potential for consolidation or elimination of study commissions. Companion amendments eliminate second year funding for the Crime Commission, the Youth Commission, the Housing Study Commission and the Joint Commission on Health Care.)