2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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SCHEV - Commonwealth Toll Assistance Program

Item 144 #2s

Item 144 #2s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Education: Higher Education
State Council of Higher Education for Virginia FY2013 $250,000 FY2014 $750,000 GF

Page 124, line 33, strike "$69,571,415" and insert "$69,821,415".
Page 124, line 33, strike "$69,571,415" and insert "$70,321,415".
Page 126, after line 48, insert:
"I.1. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 the first year and $750,000 the second year from the general fund is designated for the Commonwealth Tolling Assistance Fund to establish a Tolling Assistance Pilot Program pursuant to § 33-1.223.11, Code of Virginia.
2. The Commissioner of the Department of Transportation and the Commissioner of the Department of Social Services shall provide necessary staffing and support to the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia in developing the regulations and guidelines of the Commonwealth Tolling Assistance Pilot Program.
3. Enrolled students in the public colleges and universities in the Hampton Roads region that are eligible for and receiving benefits under the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program shall be eligible to receive a payment from this Fund.  Payments to students shall be capped at an individual eligibility for reimbursement under the Program at $250 per recipient.  The amount of the award is an estimate depending on the number of students that are eligible.
4. The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia shall disburse  these funds to eligible students consistent with
§ 33-1.223.11, Code of Virginia.
5.  From the funds provided in this Item, up to $50,000 in the first year may be used in developing the programmatic guidelines for the pilot program with the remaining $200,000 being allocated to the Fund."

(This amendment provides funding of $250,000 GF the first year and $750,000 GF the second year for the Commonwealth Assistance Program created in SB 619.)