2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Fully Fund Ethics Advisory Council

Item 26 #1c

Item 26 #1c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Legislative Department
Virginia Conflict of Interest and Ethics Advisory Council FY2017 $0 FY2018 $40,000 GF

Page 19, line 26, strike "$558,000" and insert "$598,000".

Page 19, after line 29, insert:

"Of the $473,000 in fiscal year 2017 and $598,000 in fiscal year 2018 appropriated to the Council, an amount estimated at $195,000 each year is from lobbyist registration fees pursuant to § 2.2-424, Code of Virginia."  


(This amendment provides $40,000 the second year from the general fund to fully fund the Council. This will allow the Council to be fully staffed going forward to discharge its responsibilities, which include processing information from over 11,000 executive branch officers, judges, local government officials, school board members, and General Assembly members annually. The amendment also states that the appropriation in both fiscal years is in part made up of lobbyist registration fees, estimated at $195,000 each fiscal year. The total appropriation in fiscal year 2018 includes a one-time additional amount of $150,000 to restore the $150,000 that was administratively transferred on a one time basis from fiscal year 2018 to fiscal year 2017 to pay for systems upgrades to facilitate the online filing of Statements of Economic Interests as required by law.)