2008 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Governor Kaine
Chairmanship of the Wireless E-911 Board (language only)

Item 403 #1g

Item 403 #1g

Public Safety
Emergency Management, Department of

Page 369, after line 51, insert:
"C.  Notwithstanding the provisions of §§  56-484.13 and 56-484.17, Code of Virginia, the State Coordinator of Emergency Management shall serve as chairman of the Wireless E-911 Services Board and shall be the official who shall approve requests for expenditures and disbursements from the Wireless E-911 Fund."

(This amendment eliminates a potential conflict between the budget bill and the Code by explicitly giving the State Coordinator of Emergency Management the administrative responsibility for the Wireless E-911 Fund. Current statutory law stipulates that the Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth is responsible for administering the Fund. The budget as introduced transfers the appropriation for the Wireless E-911 Fund revenues to the Department of Emergency Management in order to more closely align this emergency-related fund with emergency operations. This amendment ensures that the agency with the appropriation for Wireless E-911 Fund revenues has clear administrative responsibility over the Fund.)