2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Institute of Forensic Science

Item 427 #2h

Item 427 #2h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $906,000 GF

Page 398, line 13, strike "$29,198,089" and insert "$30,104,089".
Page 398, line 23, before "Out", insert "A."
Page 398, after line 29, insert:
"B.1. Included in this appropriation is $906,000 the second year from the general fund for the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine.  Prior to the release of these funds, the Governor shall approve a memorandum of understanding between the Division of Forensic Science and the appropriate state agencies and institutions, setting forth the terms and conditions for the operation of the institute.  Copies of this memorandum shall be provided to the Chairmen of the Virginia State Crime Commission, the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, prior to the release of these funds.
2. The Department shall require the development and use of an employment contract to specify that student fellows receiving stipends pursuant to this item shall agree to work for the Division of Forensic Science for at least two years following the completion of their certification program.  The Division shall consult with the Office of the Attorney General in the development of such contract."

(This amendment provides $906,000 the second year from the general fund to re-establish the public-private partnership for training forensic scientists.)