2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Expanded Translation Services

Item 410 #5h

Item 410 #5h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Emergency Management FY2021 $0 FY2022 $8,400,000 GF

Page 493, line 24, strike "$28,699,285" and insert "$37,099,285".


(This amendment provides $8.4 million the second year for VDEM to operate a dedicated language translation line and for translation services that can assistance assist call takers of all languages, as well as assist with translation of public information materials, particularly during disasters. With more than 100 languages spoken in Virginia, it is impossible to provide these services within the agency. The dedicated language translation service could be used across multiple agencies, and during the ongoing COVID-19 response.)