2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

HB 2321: New Secretary

Item 111.10 #1c

Item 111.10 #1c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Commerce and Trade
Secretary of Commerce and Trade FY2021 $0 FY2022 $599,192 GF
FY2021 0.00 FY2022 4.00 FTE

Page 105, after line 16, insert:

"111.10 New Secretary $0$599,192
Fund Sources:  General $0 $599,192 "

"A.1. Pursuant to the provisions of House Bill 2321 of the 2021 General Assembly, there is hereby created a new Secretariat effective July 1, 2021. Included in this item is funding for the salary of the Secretary and authorization for four positions. The Secretary shall be responsible to the Governor for the following agencies: Department of Labor and Industry, Virginia Employment Commission, and Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation. Effective July 1, 2021, the appropriations and positions of the agencies listed in this section shall be transferred from the Secretary of Commerce and Trade to the new Secretariat. The Governor, by executive order, may assign any state executive agency to the Secretary or reassign any agency to another Secretary. In addition, the Governor is hereby authorized to transfer positions and associated funding from agencies within the new Secretariat to the office of said Secretary up to a maximum of four positions.

2. Pursuant to the provisions of House Bill 2321 of the 2021 General Assembly any budgetary item acted on by the 2021 General Assembly pertaining to the Chief Workforce Development Advisor shall be transferred to this new Secretariat, accordingly. This includes provisions contained under Items 52 and 111 of this act.

3. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall include implementation of the actions set forth in this item in the Budget Bill submitted to the 2022 Session of the General Assembly."


(This amendment creates a new cabinet official, and transfers money currently appropriated for the Chief Workforce Development Officer to support the new office. Upon enrolling, amendments related to the Chief Workforce Development Advisor will be transferred to the new Secretary including amendments to Item 111 and Item 52 of this act.)