2023 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hope
Align VDH Staff Compensation to Market

Item 294 #3h

Item 294 #3h

First Year - FY2023 Second Year - FY2024
Health and Human Resources
Department of Health FY2023 $0 FY2024 $20,292,266 GF

Page 342, line 33, strike "$305,332,579" and insert "$325,624,845".

Page 345, after line 39, insert

"J.1. Out of this appropriation, $20,292,266 in the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Virginia Department of Health to fund salary increases for all local health department employees to bring base salaries in alignment with current Virginia industry benchmarks.

2. The Department of Health shall submit a budget estimate to the Chairs of the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee annually on the necessary appropriations to keep local health department employee salaries in line with Virginia industry averages"


(This amendment provides $20.3 million from the general fund to align the salaries for VDH employees with the current industry benchmarks. This proposal is a recommendation of the Joint Commission on Health Care.)