2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Landes
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Item 100 #1h

Item 100 #1h

Commerce And Trade
Commerce and Trade, Secretary of

Page 79, after line 55, insert:
"C.  The Secretary of Commerce and Trade shall report the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2006, on activities related to the management, operation, and administration of the Department of Minority Enterprise.  The report shall address, but is not limited to, the following items: (1) the status of the Department's efforts to implement the findings and recommendations from the Auditor of Public Accounts' most recent report on the audit of the Department of Minority Business Enterprise, including its agreement with the Department of Housing and Community Development to manage its administrative and financial functions; (2) the status of hiring, training, and retaining Department employees to ensure consistent delivery of high quality services; (3) for fiscal year 2006, an inventory of efforts undertaken to establish, preserve, and strengthen minority-owned business in the Commonwealth as well as report on the effectiveness of those activities; (4) an inventory of specific actions or activities implemented by the Department to improve minority-owned businesses' access to the Department's resources; (5) the number and type of customers served in fiscal year 2006; (6) the number of jobs created or retained in fiscal year 2006 attributable to the Department's efforts; and (7) an analysis of the Department's success in meeting the four agency goals articulated in the Governor's Biennial Executive Budget Document released in December 2005.  The Secretary of Commerce and Trade shall provide a workplan for the report by August 1, 2006, to the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees."

(This amendment requires the Department of Minority Business Enterprise to report to the General Assembly on its efforts to improve its effectiveness by August 1, 2006.)