2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Cosgrove
Project Lifesaver Statewide Office

Item 395 #1h

Item 395 #1h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of FY2009 $160,000 FY2010 $160,000 GF

Page 363, line 40, strike "$81,939,599" and insert "$82,099,599".
Page 363, line 40, strike "$81,894,599" and insert "$82,054,599".
Page 366, after line 21, insert:
"K.  Out of the amounts appropriated for Financial Assistance for Administration of Justice Services, $160,000 the first year and $160,000 the second year is from the general fund provided to initiate a statewide office to administer the Project Lifesaver program.  This office is to be responsible for developing training standards for participating law enforcement agencies, offering program training, and distributing program-related equipment to participating law enforcement agencies."

(This amendment provides $160,000 each year from the general fund to establish a Statewide Office for Project Lifesaver, which would develop statewide standards for training, offer training, and distribute equipment across the Commonwealth. Project Lifesaver, which was originally initiated by the City of Chesapeake's sheriff, uses personalized transmitters to locate persons suffering from Alzheimer's and related disorders and autistic Downs Syndrome children. Since its inception, Project Lifesaver has expanded throughout Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region.)