2010 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Englin
Wireless E-911 Distributions (language only)

Item 431 #1h

Item 431 #1h

Virginia Information Technologies Agency

Page 295, strike lines 30 through 43.
Page 295, after line 29, insert:
"B.  Notwithstanding the provisions of § 56-484.17, Code of Virginia, sixty percent of the Wireless E-911 Fund shall be distributed on a monthly basis to the PSAPs according to the percentage of recurring wireless E-911 funding received by the PSAP as determined by the Board.  The Board shall calculate the distribution percentage for each PSAP annually prior to the start of each fiscal year based on cost and call load data from all or part of a time period of up to three previous fiscal years."

(This amendment strikes language that has been codified, making that language redundant. The additional language addresses a concern raised by localities that their distribution percentage is currently required to change in October. By removing this requirement, the Wireless E-911 Board can delay the implementation of the new percentages until the start of the next fiscal year. This change also allows the board to consider up to three years of call load and cost data to help level out the peaks and valleys that can sometimes occur with the data in any one fiscal year, which dramatically impacts the local funding for E-911.)