2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Austin
Regional Information Technology Talent Recruitment Project

Item 115 #5h

Item 115 #5h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Commerce and Trade
Department of Housing and Community Development FY2023 $0 FY2024 $975,000 GF

Page 109, line 16, strike "$187,160,442" and insert "$188,135,442".

Page 118, line 15, strike "10,000,000" and insert "10,975,000".

Page 118, after line 37, insert:

"6. Out of the amounts in this paragraph, $975,000 shall be directed to the GO Virginia Region 2 Council to support a new technology talent attraction project. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 2.2-2488, Code of Virginia, the funds provided in this paragraph may be used by the region to offer recruitment incentives in order to increase the number of technology workers in the region and state."


(This amendment provides $975,000 in fiscal year 2024 from the general fund to support a regional workforce development pilot program targeted at the attraction and recruitment of information technology workers to Region 2 and eventually the state.)