2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Bennett-Parker
Funding for Benefits for Legislative Assistants

Item 1 #1h

Item 1 #1h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Legislative Department
General Assembly of Virginia FY2023 $0 FY2024 $200,000 GF

Page 4, line 5, strike "$59,437,146" and insert "$59,637,146".

Page 12, after line 34, insert:

"T.1. Effective July 1, 2023 all General Assembly staff, including staff of General Assembly members, shall be eligible for paid family leave and medical leave benefits similar to that of full-time classified state employees.  

2. Out of the appropriations in this item, $200,000 from the general fund in the second year is available for transfer to member accounts to support the cost of temporary staffing if their permanent staff are out on paid leave for a prolonged period of time."  


(This amendment provides paid family and medical leave for General Assembly staff and legislative aides and provides $200,000 from the general fund to support the cost of temporary staff if aides are out a prolonged period of time.)