1998 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

Item 16

Item 16

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Legislative Evaluation and Review (78300)$2,813,901$2,829,469
Performance Audits and Evaluation (78303)FY1999 $2,813,901FY2000 $2,829,469
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1999 $2,449,526FY2000 $2,464,636
Internal ServiceFY1999 $274,000FY2000 $274,000
Trust and AgencyFY1999 $90,375FY2000 $90,833

Authority: Title 30, Chapters 7 and 8, Code of Virginia.

A. Out of the amounts for Performance Audits and Evaluation shall be paid the annual salary of the Director, Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC), $117,977 from July 1, 1998, to November 24, 1998, $120,631 from November 25, 1998, to November 24, 1999, and $123,345 from November 25, 1999, to June 30, 2000.

B. JLARC, upon request of the Department of Planning and Budget and approval of the Chairman, shall review and provide comments to the Department on its proposed use of performance measures in the State budget process. The Commission staff shall review the methodology and proposed uses of such performance measures, and provide periodic status reports to the Commission.

C. Expenses associated with the oversight responsibility of the Virginia Retirement System by JLARC and the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees shall be reimbursed by the Virginia Retirement System upon documentation by the Director of JLARC of the expenses incurred.

D. JLARC shall study the local effect of the Virginia Independence Program (VIP) and the Virginia Initiative for Employment, Not Welfare (VIEW) program to determine: (1) the status of a sample of families leaving the program before exhausting time limits for receiving assistance, and reasons for not remaining in the program; (2) the status and advancement of families leaving assistance; and (3) the status of a sample of families who have exhausted the time limits of eligibility for certain benefits and services. The study shall include information on the reliance of families on charitable organizations and other public programs. With appropriations provided from this item, JLARC may contract with a university or other organizations for assistance in conducting the study. JLARC shall submit a study plan and interim report to the 1998 General Assembly and a final report to the 1999 General Assembly.

E. JLARC shall study the cost and benefit of reducing the tax rate, providing an employer tax credit, or similar financial incentives relating to payments into the Unemployment Trust Fund, established pursuant to § 60.2-500, et. seq., Code of Virginia, in the case of employers hiring Virginia Initiative for Employment, Not Welfare participants as specified in § 63.1-133.49. D.2., of the Code of Virginia.