2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Approval of Nongeneral Fund Capital Projects (language only)

Item 4-4.01 #1s

Item 4-4.01 #1s

Capital Projects


Page 469, at the end of line 29, insert:

"For nongeneral fund projects such notification shall include: i) fund detail for the source of the nongeneral funds to be used, and an explanation of the impact on the nongeneral fund program where the funds would have been otherwise spent; and: ii) comments from a capital budget cost review by the Department of General Services, Bureau of Capital Outlay Management.".

Page 470, following line 1, insert:

"4. Authorization by MEI Project Approval Commission

a) Prior to the approval by the Governor of any nongeneral fund capital project or land acquisition authorized in this paragraph and paragraph f, all projects initiated by gift or nongeneral fund purchase shall be submitted for review by the MEI Project Approval Commission, as established under Chapter 47 of Title 30, Code of Virginia  and in accordance with the provisions of § 30-310 B, Code of Virginia.".


(This amendment adds additional transparency to nongeneral fund capital project requests that are not expressly authorized in the Appropriation Act and requires the review of the MEI Project Approval Commission of both nongeneral fund capital projects as well as lands acquired by the Department of Conservation and Recreation for State Parks or Natural Area Preserves prior to authorization by the Governor.)