2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

Eliminate Enhanced E-911 Transfer

Item 403 #1h

Item 403 #1h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Virginia Information Technologies Agency FY2009 $49,818,979 FY2010 $48,113,801 NGF
FY2009 10.00 FY2010 10.00 FTE

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Emergency Response Systems
Development Technology Services (71200)
Emergency Communication Systems Development Services (71201)
Financial Assistance to Localities for Enhanced Emergency Communications (71202)
Financial Assistance to Service Providers for Enhanced Emergency Communications Services (71203)
Fund Sources:
Dedicated Special Revenue
Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 20.1, and Title 56, Chapter 15, Code of Virginia.
A.1. Out of the amounts for Emergency Communication Systems Development Services, $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year from dedicated special revenue shall be used for development and deployment of improvements to the statewide E-911 network.
2. These funds shall remain unallotted until their expenditure has been approved by the Wireless E-911 Services Board.
B. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 7, Chapter 15, Title 56, Code of Virginia, $1,750,000 the first year and $1,750,000 the second year from Financial Assistance to Localities for Enhanced Emergency Communications dedicated special revenue shall be used to support the efforts of the Virginia Geographic Information Network, or its counterpart, for providing the development and use of spatial data to support E-911 wireless activities in partnership with Enhanced Emergency Communications Services. Funding is to be earmarked for major updates of the VBMP and digital road centerline files. "

(This amendment eliminates a proposed transfer of the Enhanced E-911 program from VITA to the Department of Emergency Management as contained in the introduced budget. Information provided as part of the introduced budget reports that efficiencies will result from reasssigning the E-911 program to an agency responsible for emergency management. However, the program as currently constituted is recognized as among the best E-911 programs in the nation. Further, VITA was in the process of modernizing Virginia's E-911 program prior to this proposed transfer. Much of the equipment for E-911 service is becoming outdated. The funding for modernization remains within VITA.)