2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Weights and Measures Fee

Item 88 #1s

Item 88 #1s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Agriculture And Forestry
Agriculture and Consumer Services, Department of FY2011 ($1,631,682) FY2012 ($1,631,682) GF
FY2011 $4,200,000 FY2012 $4,200,000 NGF
FY2011 27.00 FY2012 27.00 FTE

Page 47, line 15, strike "$4,394,663" and insert "$6,962,981".
Page 47, line 15, strike "$4,394,663" and insert "$6,962,981".
Page 47, strike lines 23, 24 and 25 and insert:
"A.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Commissioner inspect, at least annually, each weight and measure commercially used.
B.  The moneys collected pursuant to Item 443 B. of this act shall be deposited into the Weights and Measures Fund established under § 3.2-5628, Code of Virginia, and shall be used solely to test such petroleum dispensing pumps.  However, if the amount of such moneys collected in a fiscal year pursuant to Item 443 B of this act exceeds the actual costs incurred during that year for the testing of such petroleum dispensing pumps then, as soon as practicable after the close of the fiscal year, the Commissioner shall report such excess to the Comptroller, who shall then transfer such excess to the Virginia Petroleum Storage Tank Fund established pursuant to the provisions of § 62.1-44.34:11
, Code of Virginia."

(This amendment is a companion amendment to Item 443 to fund the Weights and Measures Inspection program pursuant to Senate Bill 261. This amendment appropriates revenue from a fee of one-tenth of one cent on each gallon of fuel, collected at the rack. All such funds shall only be used for the inspection of petroleum dispensing devices. The remaining general fund appropriation will be used for the inspection of all other weights and measures devices. The Department will now be required to inspect each device at least annually, as opposed to the current schedule of about once every two years.)