2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Offset Crime Commission's Loss of Federal Funds

Item 18 #1h

Item 18 #1h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Legislative Department
Virginia Crime Commission FY2005 $69,463 FY2006 $0 GF

Page 12, line 22, strike "$500,436" and insert "$569,899".

(This amendment provides additional general fund support to the Virginia State Crime Commission to offset the loss of federal funds the legislative agency had previously received from the U.S. Department of Justice. These federal funds were part of a program titled "Grant to Encourage Arrests Policies," or GEAP. Responsibility for the submission and oversight of the grant application were assigned to the Department of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), and due to application errors, the grant expired. The federal government provided DCJS an opportunity to submit an amended application to continue the grant; however, that application was denied. The GEAP funds had been available to seven partner agencies for nine years prior to the grant's expiration. Other agencies affected by the loss of these federal dollars include Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court, and the Office of the Attorney General.)