2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Landes
Merge Secretary of Technology

Item 471.40 #1h

Item 471.40 #1h

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Technology, Secretary of FY2003 $0 FY2004 ($526,890) GF
FY2003 0.00 FY2004 -5.00 FTE

Page 441, after line 25 insert:
"Pursuant to the provisions of House Bill 1530, the Office of the Secretary of Technology shall be eliminated and the functions and powers of the Office of the Secretary of Technology shall be transferred to the Secretary of Commerce and Technology.  The maximum employment level of the consolidated Secretariat is limited to seven positions effective July 1, 2004.  The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall include implementation of the actions set forth in this item and in Item 96.10 in the Budget Bill submitted to the 2004 Session of the General Assembly."

(This amendment eliminates funding for the Secretary of Technology. A companion amendment to the Secretary of Commerce and Trade shifts responsibilities and funding to the new merged Secretariat. Proposed action would reduce the full-time equivalent positions by three positions in the combined Secretariat beginning in fiscal year 2004.)