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2002 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Governor Warner
Create Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy

Item 531.3 #1h

Item 531.3 #1h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Independent Agencies
Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy FY2003 $523,833 FY2004 $514,600 GF
FY2003 $1,030,482 FY2004 $1,030,482 NGF

Language
Page 382, after line 14, insert:
Authority:  Title 51.5, Chapter 8, Code of Virginia
Appropriations in this item are contingent upon the passage of House Bill 9."


Explanation
(This is one of four companion amendments that transfers funding and positions to a new independent human rights agency contingent upon passage of House Bill 9. Four other companion amendments eliminate funding and positions for the Department for the Rights of Virginians with Disabilities. Funding totaling $523,833 the first year and $514,600 the second year from the general fund is added for a human rights monitoring function and an ombudsmen function that will receive complaints and conduct investigations about facilities or programs operated, funded, or licensed by state agencies. Additional federal appropriation totaling $17,056 in each year is added for expenses of the new governing board.)