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1998 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB4001 (Introduced)

Department of General Services

Item 68

Item 68

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Laboratory Services (72600)$11,304,984$11,394,489
Laboratory Customer and Planning Services (72602)FY1999 $3,779,816FY2000 $3,800,185
Analytical Laboratory Services (72604)FY1999 $7,525,168FY2000 $7,594,304
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1999 $8,949,553FY2000 $9,018,689
EnterpriseFY1999 $2,355,431FY2000 $2,375,800

Authority: Title 2.1, Chapter 32, Article 2, Code of Virginia.


A. General fund amounts are included in the program Laboratory Services to support the total cost of chemical and microbiological drinking water testing required by regulations of the Department of Health.


B. The provisions of § 2.1-429, Code of Virginia notwithstanding, the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services shall ensure that no individual is denied the benefits of laboratory tests mandated by the Department of Health for reason of inability to pay for such services.


C.1. The Laboratory Services program includes an internal service fund which shall be paid from revenues derived from charges to the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The estimated internal service fund cost is $1,678,971 the first year and $1,678,971 the second year.


2. The Laboratory Services program includes an internal service fund, which shall be paid by transfers from the Virginia Department of Transportation for motor fuel testing as stated in § 3-1.02 B. of this act, and fees collected from governmental entities for sample testing. The estimated internal service fund cost is $251,883 the first year and $251,883 the second year.


3. The Laboratory Services program includes an internal service fund, which shall be paid by fees from public water works for Phase II and Phase V of the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1986. The estimated internal service fund cost is $150,000 the first year and $150,000 the second year.


D.1. The provisions of §2.1-429 (B), Code of Virginia, notwithstanding, the Division of Consolidated Laboratories may charge a fee for the limited and specific purpose of analyses of water samples, where:


a. testing is required by Department of Health regulations pursuant to Phase II and Phase V regulations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, and


b. funding to support such testing is not otherwise provided for in this act.


2. The Director of the Department of Planning and Budget is authorized to increase nongeneral fund employment in the Division of Consolidated Laboratories, consistent with the provisions of this section.


E. Included in the appropriations in this act are funds to support regional microbiology laboratories of the Division of Consolidated Laboratories. The Department of General Services is hereby specifically prohibited from reducing the level of support for these laboratories below 1992-93 levels during the 1998-00 biennium.