2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Committee Approved)

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Department of Minority Business Enterprises (language only)

Item 125 #1h

Item 125 #1h

Commerce and Trade
Minority Business Enterprise, Department of

Page 105, after line 4, insert:
"The Department of Minority Business Enterprise, in conjunction with the Department of General Services, the Virginia Employment Commission and the Virginia Department of Transportation, is authorized to conduct analyses of the availability of minority business enterprises in Virginia and the utilization of such businesses by the Commonwealth of Virginia, localities or private industry in the acquisition of goods and services. To carry out such analyses, the Department is authorized to receive and accept from the United States government, or any agency thereof, and from any other source, private or public, any and all gifts, grants, allotments, bequests or devises of any nature that would assist the Department in conducting such analyses or otherwise strengthen its services to minority business
enterprises. The Department is further authorized to create and hold an institutional fund for its exclusive use and purposes into which it may deposit the proceeds of any gift, grant, bequest, allotment, or devise of any nature received from private sources. Such fund shall be subject to the Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act (§ 55-268.1 et seq., Code of Virginia).The fund and the income from such fund shall not be subject to the provisions of § 2.2-1802, Code of Virginia. The availability of such fund shall not be taken into consideration in, nor be used to reduce, state appropriations or payments, but such funds shall be used in accordance with the wishes of the donors thereof
to offset the costs of conducting analyses of the availability and utilization of minority business enterprises or otherwise strengthen the services rendered by the Department to minority business enterprises in the Commonwealth.  The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to establish a nongeneral fund appropriation for the purposes of expending revenues that may be received for this program."

(This amendment authorizes the Department to accept and receive donations in effectuating the purposes of this amendment.)