2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Item 4-8.01 #1h

Item 4-8.01 #1h



Page 627, strike lines 38 through 48, and insert:

4. a. All reports and studies required shall be submitted for posting to the Reports to the General Assembly website no later than the due date specified.  At the end of each quarter, the Director of Planning and Budget shall calculate the number of days each required report or study from the Executive Branch was not submitted on time for posting to the General Assembly website using information provided by the Division of Legislative Automated Systems.  Based on this calculation, the Director of Planning and Budget shall unallot $50 per day for each such late submitted report or study from either the Office of the Governor or appropriate Cabinet Secretary Office.

b.  The Office of the Governor shall work with each agency to identify legislative reporting or study requirements that should be considered for elimination, consolidation, or fulfilment through alternative means.  The Governor shall submit proposed actions related to these reporting or study requirements to the Speaker of the House of Delegates and the Chair of the Senate Rules Committee no later than December 1, 2024 for consideration during the 2025 Regular Session."


(This amendment establishes a process to ensure that legislatively mandated reports and studies are submitted on time. In addition, the amendment directs the Governor to recommend to the General Assembly mandated reports and studies for elimination, consolidation or alternate means of fulfillment. Finally, the amendment eliminates proposed language that would have permitted the Governor to postpone or defer legislatively directed reports or studies.)