2019 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1700 (Conference Report)

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Disaster Sum Sufficient Calculation (language only)

Item 402 #2c

Item 402 #2c

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Emergency Management


Page 436, after line 10, insert:

"G. The Department of Emergency Management shall review disasters over the previous six years for which sum sufficient funding was authorized under Item 54 of this act, and categorize disasters into general types, such as tornadoes, hurricanes of various categories, flooding, etc. For local financial assistance authorized under § 44-146.28 of the Code of Virginia, the report shall also detail the state and local share of spending on those events. The Department shall propose model executive orders to authorize funding from the sum sufficient authority provided in Item 54 of this act for each respective type of disaster event, based on reasonable state share, in consideration of the data collected pursuant to this paragraph, to the Governor; Secretary of Finance; Director, Department of Planning and Budget; and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by September 1, 2020."


(This amendment directs the Department of Emergency Management to report on reasonable spending levels for disasters of various types.)