2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Local Health Department Rent Increases

Item 302 #4c

Item 302 #4c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2021 $0 FY2022 $276,897 GF

Page 333, line 20, strike "$292,637,694" and insert "$292,914,591".

Page 336, after line 16, insert:

"I.  The Virginia Department of Health shall prepare a request for funding the state share of new or escalated rent increases at local health departments and submit the request for inclusion in the Governor's introduced budget annually."  


(This amendment provides $276,897 the second year from the general fund for the state's share of increases in leased space for 24 local health departments, including the restoration of funding for lease increases at 20 local health departments, which was included in Chapter 1289, 2020 Virginia Acts of Assembly, unallotted in April, 2020 and eliminated in Chapter 56, 2020 Special Session I Virginia Acts of Assembly. Funding also provides for lease increases at four additional local health departments, including the Counties of Russell and Northampton and the Cities of Colonial Heights and Chesapeake. Language is added to require the Virginia Health Department to annually submit requests for the funding of new or escalated rent increases at local health departments.)