2015 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lingamfelter
Reversion from Reduced Printing Costs

Item 471.10 #1h

Item 471.10 #1h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Central Appropriations
Central Appropriations FY2015 $0 FY2016 ($750,000) GF

Page 441, line 19, strike "($90,459,489)" and insert "($91,209,489)".
Page 454, after line 31, insert:
"E.1. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall withhold and transfer to this item, an amount estimated at $750,000 the second year from the general fund appropriations of state agencies representing savings from reduced expenditures printing.  Agencies shall be encouraged to maximize savings that can be realized through the electronic distribution of information, through email or internet, in place of printed materials. The Secretary of Finance shall establish the procedures to be used in determining the amounts to be reverted from impacted agencies.
2. Furthermore, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall work with the Director of the State Council on Higher Education for Virginia to identify strategies to reduce expenditures on printing within the institutions of higher education.  Any savings identified shall be retained by the institutions to help mitigate future tuition increases."

(This amendment would require agencies to reduce printing expenditures and maximize the use of electronic distribution of information in place of printed material. These savings realized in this amendment are earmarked for security improvements around the Capitol Complex.)