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2000 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 1072)

Item 4-8.01

Item 4-8.01

§ 4-8.01 GOVERNOR


a. General:


1. The Governor shall submit the information specified in this section to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on a monthly basis, or at such intervals as may be directed by said Chairmen, or as specified elsewhere in this act. The information shall be submitted in such form, and by such method as may be mutually agreed upon. Such information shall be preserved for public inspection in the Department of Planning and Budget.


2. The Governor shall make available annually to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance, House Finance, and House Appropriations Committees a report concerning the receipt of any nongeneral funds above the amount(s) specifically appropriated, their sources, and the amounts for each agency affected.


b. Operating Appropriations Reports:


1. Status of Adjustments to Appropriations. Such information must include increases and decreases of appropriations or allotments, transfers and additional revenues. A report of appropriation transfers from one agency to another made pursuant to § 4-1.03 of this act shall be made to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by the tenth day of the month following that in which such transfer occurs.


2. Status of each sum sufficient appropriation. The information must include the amount of expenditures for the period just completed and the revised estimates of expenditures for the remaining period of the current biennium, as well as an explanation of differences between the amount of the actual appropriation and actual and/or projected appropriations for each year of the current biennium.


3. Status of Economic Contingency Appropriation. The information must include actions taken related to the appropriation for economic contingency.


4. Status of Withholding Appropriations. The information must include amounts withheld and the agencies affected. A report of actual appropriations withheld by the Governor under the provisions of § 4-1.02 of this act shall be provided to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by the tenth day of the month following that in which such action occurs.


5. Status of reductions occurring in general and nongeneral fund revenues in relation to appropriations (see § 4-1.04 a 4). The information must include amounts reduced and agencies affected. A report of actual appropriations withheld by the Governor under the provisions of § 4-1.04 of this act shall be made to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by the tenth day of the month following that in which such action occurs.


6. Status of approvals of deficits (see §§ 4-3.01 and 4-3.02). The information must include the approved amounts and the agencies affected.


7. Waivers of leased property requirements set forth in § 4-5.09.


c. Employment Reports:


1. Status of changes in positions and employment of state agencies affected. The information must include the number of positions and the agencies affected.


2. Status of the employment by the Attorney General of special counsel in certain highway proceedings brought pursuant to Chapter 1 of Title 33.1, Code of Virginia, on behalf of the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner, as authorized by § 2.1-122, Code of Virginia. This report shall include fees for special counsel for the respective county or city for which the expenditure is made and shall be submitted within 60 days of the close of the fiscal year (see § 4-5.04 a 3).


3. Changes in the level of compensation authorized pursuant to § 4-6.01 k, Employee Compensation. Such report shall include a list of the positions changed, the number of employees affected, the source and amount of funds, and the nature of the emergency.


d. Capital Appropriations Reports:


1. Status of progress of capital projects (see § 4-4.01 l).


2. Status of all capital projects authorized under § 4-4.01 j.


e. Services Reports:


1. Status of any new services requested by state agencies and authorized by the Governor (see § 4-5.05 b 3).


2. Status of any exemptions by the State Council of Higher Education to policy which prohibits use of funds in this act for the operation of any academic program by any state institution of higher education, unless approved by the Council and included in the Governor's recommended budget, or approved by the General Assembly (see § 4-5.05 b 2).


f. Standard State Agency Abbreviations:


The Department of Planning and Budget shall be responsible for maintaining a list of standard abbreviations of the names of state agencies. The Department shall submit to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, the State Comptroller, the Director of the Department of Personnel and Training and the Director of the Department of Information Technology, on or before June 1 annually, a report on such standard abbreviations and any changes thereto.


g. The Comptroller is hereby directed to transmit to the head of each affected agency and institution his report on local funds of state agencies and institutions of higher education, made pursuant to § 4-8.01 g, Chapter 924 of the Acts of Assembly of 1997. The Comptroller shall continue his review of the findings and conclusions of the report and shall communicate to the Secretary of Finance the responses of the agencies to the report.