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2000 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

Item 20

Item 20

First Year - FY2001Second Year - FY2002
Legislative Evaluation and Review (78300)$3,096,983$3,098,516
Performance Audits and Evaluation (78303)FY2001 $3,096,983FY2002 $3,098,516
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2001 $2,726,848FY2002 $2,728,338
Internal ServiceFY2001 $274,000FY2002 $274,000
Trust and AgencyFY2001 $96,135FY2002 $96,178

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), $131,054 from July 1, 2000, to November 24, 2000, $134,199 from November 25, 2000, to November 24, 2001, and $134,199 from November 25, 2001, to June 30, 2002.


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 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. Out of this appropriation, funds are provided to expand the technical support staff of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission, in order to assist with legislative fiscal impact analysis when an impact statement is referred from the Chairman of a standing committee of the House or Senate, and to conduct oversight of the expenditure forecasting process. Pursuant to existing statutory authority, all agencies of the Commonwealth shall provide access to information necessary to accomplish these duties.


E. Pursuant to House Joint Resolution 137 from the 1998 Regular Session, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission shall examine (i) cross-cutting or client-based issues within the Health and Human Resources Secretariat and (ii) the organization, management and performance of the Department of Health, including a review of the Department's monitoring of health maintenance organizations. The review of cross-cutting or client-based issues shall address study resolutions directed to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission by the 1999 General Assembly that relate to services provided by agencies of the Health and Human Resources Secretariat. As resources are available, the review of cross-cutting or client-based issues shall also include issues that are relevant to multiple agencies in the secretariat, such as potential overlap or duplication of services. The Commission shall complete its work and submit its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly no later than the 2001 Session.


F. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission shall conduct an annual follow-up review, beginning in FY 2000, of the labor market experiences and welfare participation rates for welfare recipients, using the sample of individuals that was selected in 1998 for its study of welfare reform. This review shall include an analysis of the participant wage files maintained by the Virginia Employment Commission, and the welfare benefit files and VIEW program files maintained by the Department of Social Services.