2016 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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VDEM Inter-operable Radios (MELP)

Item 405 #1s

Item 405 #1s

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Emergency Management FY2017 ($258,000) FY2018 $42,000 GF

Page 343, line 36, strike "$8,680,619" and insert "$8,422,619".
Page 343, line 36, strike "$7,166,921" and insert "$7,208,921".

Page 344, line 42, after "general fund" insert "and $225,000 in  the first year from nongeneral funds".

Page 344, after line 45, insert:

"J.  Included in this appropriation is $42,000 each year to replace radios for regional coordinators, hazardous materials officers, disaster response and recovery officers, and other regional staff.  The radios shall be inter-operable with the State Agencies Radio System (STARS), and shall be acquired through the Master Equipment Lease Program."


(This amendment adds the nongeneral fund appropriation for upgrading the Voice Over Internet Protocol telecommunications system at Department of Emergency Management headquarters and at the Virginia Emergency Operations Center. This amendment also adjusts the funding for replacement of VDEM radios by eliminating the proposed amount of $300,000 the first year, and instead providing $42,000 each year from the general fund to acquire radios using the Master Equipment Lease Program of the Department of the Treasury. The language requires that the equipment be inter-operable with the State Agencies Radio System. )