2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

DVS Field Offices (language only)

Item 461 #2s

Item 461 #2s

Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
Veterans Services, Department of

Page 393, after line 27, insert:
"H. The Department of Veterans Services shall assess the feasibility of expanding the number of field offices in locations where office space and other support services might be contributed on a cooperative basis through local governments, the Virginia Employment Commission, the Virginia Community College System, or other public or private entities, in order to encourage the most cost-effective delivery of benefits services to veterans in conjunction with other essential services.  The Department shall provide a report on such opportunities to the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations  Committees by October 15, 2014."

(This amendment directs the Department of Veterans Services to explore further opportunities to co-locate benefits field offices with local governments, state agencies, or community colleges.)