2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Leftwich
Co-Patron(s): James, Knight, Spruill, Villanueva
DVS - Open Field Office in Chesapeake (language only)

Item 461 #5h

Item 461 #5h

Veterans Affairs and Homeland Security
Veterans Services, Department of

Page 424, after line 43, insert:
"H. Out of this appropriation, up to $139,000 and 2.0 FTEs the second year from the general fund shall be provided for establishing a benefits field office in the City of Chesapeake on the Chesapeake Campus of the Tidewater Community College.  The Department of Veteran Services and the Tidewater Community College are authorized to enter into an agreement for office space and support on the Chesapeake campus.  Such agreement shall include a provision for Tidewater Community College to provide the required furnished and equipped office space at no cost to the Commonwealth."

(This amendment authorizes the Department of Veterans Services to utilize a portion of the increased funding and staffing included in the introduced budget to open a new benefits field office in the city of Chesapeake in partnership with the Tidewater Community College.)