2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hanger
Restore $4 for Life Funds to the Virginia Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (language only)

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Health And Human Resources
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(This amendment reduces the amount allocated to the Virginia State Police for med-flight operations by $350,000 each year from the Virginia Rescue Squad Assistance Fund, which receives $4 for Life revenue from the imposition of motor vehicle registration fees. This action results in additional support for the Office of Emergency Medical Services. A companion amendment provides support for State Police med-flight services. The State Police operates only two med-flight helicopters, one in Richmond and one in Abingdon and only responds to 1,500 calls per year and receives $2.1 million from an increase in $4 for Life funds in 2010 for med-flight operations. The State Police do not recover revenues for their med-flight services because they do not comply with Federal Aviation Agency regulation 135 for commercial pilots.)