2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Shannon
JLARC review of the Legislative Branch

Item 21 #2h

Item 21 #2h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Legislative Department
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission FY2007 $200,000 FY2008 $0 GF

Page 17, line 9, strike "$3,085,004" and insert "$3,285,004".
Page 18, after line 18, insert:
"G. Out of this appropriation $200,000 from the general fund in the first year is provided for the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to study the operations of the legislative branch including both houses and all agencies within the legislative branch.  JLARC has the authority to contract for services to perform part or all of the review through an open and competitive procurement process in accordance with the provisions of the Virginia Public Procurement Act.  JLARC shall complete its study by November 30, 2007 and submit an executive summary of its findings and recommendations no later than the first day of the 2008 regular session of the General Assembly."

(This amendment provides funding pursuant to House Joint Resolution 693 which directs JLARC to conduct a study of the legislative branch and recommend improvements and areas of potential cost savings.)