2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Reporting requirements (language only)

Item 4-8.01 #1h

Item 4-8.01 #1h

Reporting Requirements

Page 684, after line 48, insert:
"3. a) It is the intent of the General Assembly that reporting requirements affecting state institutions of higher education be limited to instances where (1) there is a compelling state interest for state agencies to collect, use, and maintain the information collected; (2) substantial risk to the public welfare or safety would result from failing to collect the information; or (3) the information collected is central to an essential state process mandated by the Code of Virginia.
b) The Governor is authorized to suspend reporting requirements which in his judgment do not meet these criteria, provided however that prior to July 15, 2009, he reports to the Speaker of the House of Delegates, and the Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, and the Chairmen of the Senate Committees on Finance and Rules those reporting requirements he intends to suspend.
c) State institutions of higher education, working with the Director, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia, the Secretary of Education, the Secretary of Finance, and the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall identify a list of reporting requirements that may not meet the criteria specified above, and which the Governor should consider suspending.Upon the effective date of this act, and until its expiration date, the following reporting requirements are hereby suspended:
Agency Report Title of Descriptor Source
Department of Accounts Intercollegiate Athletics Receipts & Disbursements Code of Virginia § 23-1.1.
Department of General Services Usage of State-Assigned  and State-Owned Vehicles Report Agency Directive -- Executive Order 89 (2005)
State Employee Worker's Compensation Program Work-related injuries and illnesses report -- goals, strategies, and results Agency Directive -- Executive Order 94 (2006) Department of Planning and Budget Organizational Memberships over $5,000 Appropriations Act
Secretary of Commerce   and Trade Recruitment of National and Regional Conferences Report Agency Directive -- Executive Order 14 (2006)
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia Generalists Initiative Item 145 F1. UVA, VCU and EVMS only.  Specific performance measures deleted in 2006-08 Appropriations Act.  Biennial reporting still required."

(This amendment continues efforts to streamline reporting requirements under higher education restructuring.)