2014 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Governor McDonnell
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Item 4-5.06 #1g

Item 4-5.06 #1g

Special Conditions and Restrictions on Expenditures
Delegation of Authority

Page 482, after line 28, insert:
a. The designation in this act of an officer or agency head to perform a specified duty shall not be deemed to supersede the authority of the Governor to delegate powers under the provisions of § 2.2-104 , Code of Virginia.
b. The nongeneral fund capital outlay decentralization programs initiated pursuant to § 4-5.08b of Chapter 912, 1996 Acts of Assembly as continued in subsequent appropriation acts are hereby made permanent.  Decentralization programs for which institutions have executed memoranda of understanding with the Secretary of Administration pursuant to the provisions of § 4-5.08b of Chapter 912, 1996 Acts of Assembly shall no longer be considered pilot projects, and shall remain in effect until revoked.  
c. Institutions wishing to participate in a nongeneral fund capital outlay decentralization program for the first time shall submit a letter of interest to the appropriate Cabinet Secretary. Within 90 calendar days of the receipt of the institution’s request to participate, the responsible Cabinet Secretary shall determine whether the institution meets the eligibility criteria and, if appropriate, establish a decentralization program at the institution. The Cabinet Secretary shall report to the Governor and Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by December 1 of each year all institutions that have applied for inclusion in a decentralization program and whether the institutions have been granted authority to participate in the decentralization program.
d. The provisions identified in § 4-5.08 f and § 4-5.08 h of Chapter 1042 of the Acts of Assembly of 2003 pertaining to pilot programs for selected capital outlay projects and memoranda of understanding in institutions of higher education are hereby continued. Notwithstanding these provisions, those projects shall be insured through the state's risk management liability program.
e. If during an independent audit conducted by the Auditor of Public Accounts, the audit discloses that an institution is not performing within the terms of the memoranda of understanding or their addenda, the Auditor shall report this information to the Governor, the responsible Cabinet Secretary, and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees.
f. Institutions that have executed memoranda of understanding with the Secretary of Administration for nongeneral fund capital outlay decentralization programs are hereby granted a waiver from the provisions of § 2.2-4301, Competitive Negotiation, subdivision 3a, Code of Virginia, regarding the not to exceed amount of $100,000 for a single project, the not to exceed sum of $500,000 for all projects performed, and the option to renew for two additional one-year terms.
g. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law or this act, delegations of authority in this act to the Governor shall apply only to agencies and personnel within the Executive Department, unless specifically stated otherwise.
h. This section shall not apply to public institutions of higher education governed by Chapters 933 and 943 of the 2006 Acts of Assembly."

(This amendment restores Item 4-5.06 in the Introduced Budget for the 2014-2016 biennium. Through technical error, the item was excluded.)