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Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission (language only)

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Legislative Department
General Assembly of Virginia

Language

Page 8, strike line 49 and insert: "P.1. There is hereby created in the legislative branch the Virginia World War I and World War II".

Page 8, line 51, after "commemorate the" insert "100th anniversary of World War I and the".

Page 8, lines 51 and 52, strike ", including a national reunion of living veterans".

Page 9, line 7, after "World War" insert "I or World War".

Page 9, line 9, after "World War" insert "I or World War".

Page 9, after line 18, insert:

"a. Legislative members of the Commission and Advisory Council shall receive such compensation as provided in § 30-19.12, Code of Virginia, and nonlegislative  citizen members of the Commission shall receive such compensation for the performance of their duties as provided in § 2.2-2813.  All members shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties as provided in §§ 2.2-2813 and 2.2-2825.  Compensation to members of the General Assembly for attendance at official meetings of the Commission shall be paid by the offices of the Clerk of the House of Delegates or Clerk of the Senate, as applicable.  All other compensation and expenses shall be paid from existing appropriations to the Commission.

b. There is hereby created in the state treasury a special nonreverting fund to be known as the Virginia World War I and World War II Commemoration Commission Fund, hereafter referred to as the "Fund."  The Fund shall be established on the books of the Comptroller and shall consist of gifts, grants, donations, bequests, or other funds from any source as may be received by the Commission for its work.  Moneys shall be paid into the state treasury and credited to the Fund.  Interest earned on moneys in the Fund shall remain in the Fund and be credited to it.  Any moneys remaining in the Fund, including interest thereon, at the end of each fiscal year shall not revert to the general fund but shall remain in the Fund.  Moneys in the Fund shall be used solely for the purpose of enabling the Commission to perform its duties.  Expenditures and disbursements from the Fund shall be made by the State Treasurer on warrants issued by the Comptroller upon written request of the chairman of the Commission."

Page 9, line 29, after "the activities of the" insert "Virginia".

Page 9, line 29, after "World War" strike "II 75th Anniversary" and insert "I and World War II".

Page 9, after line 29, insert:

"5. The Commission may appoint and establish an Advisory Council composed of nonlegislative citizens at large and public officials who have knowledge of World War I and World War II and their respective anniversary commemorations, to serve in a consultative capacity to assist the Commission in its work.  Nonlegislative citizen members of the Advisory Council shall serve without compensation but may be reimbursed for travel expenses to attend a meeting of the Advisory Council within the Commonwealth of Virginia.  The Advisory Council shall have a Chairman and Vice Chairman, one of whom shall be a member of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Delegates, and one of whom shall be a member of the Senate, to be appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules."



Explanation

(This amendment expands the scope of the World War II 75th Anniversary Commemoration Commission to incorporate the 100th anniversary of World War I. The language also creates an Advisory Council and a special nonreverting fund to receive grants, gifts or other nongeneral funds.)