2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Contracting for Forensic Laboratory Services (language only)

Item 407 #1s

Item 407 #1s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Forensic Science


Page 438, after line 26, insert:

"E. Notwithstanding § 9.1-1101.1 of the Code of Virginia, the Department of Forensic Science shall not enter into contracts or agreements for forensic laboratory services that i) require additional general fund resources for laboratory services that can otherwise be procured at lower costs, or ii) impose additional regulatory burdens on the staff of the Department to implement."


(This amendment prohibits the Department of Forensic Science from entering into contracts for laboratory services which are not competitively priced.)