2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Watts
Additional Veterans Benefit Coordinators

Item 90 #2h

Item 90 #2h

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Veterans Services, Department of FY2005 $0 FY2006 $230,560 GF
FY2005 0.00 FY2006 5.00 FTE

Page 74, line 38, strike "$2,048,948" and insert "$2,279,508".
Page 75, after line 10, insert:
"D.  Out of this appropriation, $276,672 the second year from the general fund is provided for an additional six positions to be allocated to the department's field offices.  The amounts provided shall not be used to support any function other than the direct provision of claims assistance to veterans."
Page 75, line 11, strike "D." and insert "E."

(This amendment provides $230,560 and five positions from the general fund in the second year to support five additional veterans benefit coordinator positions for the Department of Veterans Services (DVS). The amendment also restricts the use of these general fund dollars solely to the direct provision of claims assistance to Virginia's veterans. The five positions reflect the average number of benefits claims coordinators in seven states: California, Texas, Florida, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, and Tennessee.)