2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: DeSteph
Additional Funding for the VEC

Item 131 #1s

Item 131 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Commerce and Trade
Virginia Employment Commission FY2021 $0 FY2022 $10,000,000 GF

Page 125, line 13, strike "$574,596,796" and insert "$584,596,796".

Page 126, after line 19, insert:

"K. Out of the amounts included in this item, $10,000,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for staffing related costs to handle the volume of unemployment claims resulting from the public health emergency."


(This amendment would provide an additional $10 million in funding for the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), to hire additional staff to handle the large influx and backlog of unemployment claims due to the COVID-19 pandemic.)