2018 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Senate Committee Approved)

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State Police - Helicopter Replacement

Item 420 #3s

Item 420 #3s

First Year - FY2019 Second Year - FY2020
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of State Police FY2019 ($1,862,632) FY2020 $0 GF

Page 365, line 34, strike "$286,506,138" and insert "$284,643,506".

Page 367, line 21, after "N.", insert "1.".

Page 367, line 21, after "Item," strike "$3,406,365" and insert "$284,643,506."

Page 367, after line 23, insert:

"2. The Department of State Police shall sell an existing medflight helicopter and, from the proceeds of the sale, satisfy its outstanding obligations under paragraph N.1. of this Item for that unit. The Department shall report on the sale and repayment of the lease to the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees within 30 days of the sale of the helicopter, and transfer to the general fund any balances that remain after such transactions required by this paragraph."


(This amendment delays payment until the second year for the purchase of two helicopters through the Commonwealth's Master Equipment Lease Program, based on the estimated payment schedule, which provides that the first payment is not due until FY 2020. The funding provided replaces one existing operational helicopter, which the Department plans to sell; therefore, the amendment also includes language requiring that the proceeds from the sale of that aircraft be used to pay off its outstanding debt, with any remaining proceeds transferred to the general fund.)