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2003 Session

Budget Bill - HB1400 (Chapter 1042)

Item 4-6.04

Item 4-6.04

§ 4-6.04 CHARGES


a. FOOD SERVICES: Except as exempted by the prior written approval of the Director, Department of Human Resource Management, and the provisions of § 2.2-3605, Code of Virginia, state employees shall be charged for meals served in state facilities. Charges for meals will be determined by the agency. Such charges shall be not less than the value of raw food and the cost of direct labor and utilities incidental to preparation and service. Each agency shall maintain records as to the calculation of meal charges and revenues collected. Except where appropriations for operation of the food service are from nongeneral funds, all revenues received from such charges shall be paid directly and promptly into the general fund. The provisions of this paragraph shall not apply to on-duty employees assigned to correctional facilities operated by the Departments of Corrections, Juvenile Justice, and Correctional Education.


b. HOUSING SERVICES:


1. Each agency will collect a fee from state employees who occupy state-owned housing, subject to guidelines provided by the Director, Department of General Services. Each agency head is responsible for establishing a fee for state-owned housing and for documenting in writing why the rate established was selected. In exceptional circumstances, which shall be documented as being in the best interest of the Commonwealth by the agency requesting an exception, the Director, Department of General Services may waive the requirement for collection of fees.


2. All revenues received from housing fees shall be promptly deposited in the state treasury. For housing for which operating expenses are financed by general fund appropriations, such revenues shall be deposited to the credit of the general fund. For housing for which operating expenses are financed by nongeneral fund appropriations, such revenues shall be deposited to the credit of the nongeneral fund. Agencies which provide housing for which operating expenses are financed from both general fund and nongeneral fund appropriations shall allocate such revenues, when deposited in the state treasury, to the appropriate fund sources in the same proportion as the appropriations. However, without exception, any portion of a housing fee attributable to depreciation for housing which was constructed with general fund appropriations shall be paid into the general fund.


c. VEHICLE PARKING SPACES:


1. Agencies with parking space for employees in state-owned facilities shall, when required by the Director, Department of General Services, charge employees for such space on a basis approved by the Governor. All revenues received from such charges shall be paid directly and promptly into a special fund in the state treasury to be used, as determined by the Governor, for payment of costs for the provision of vehicle parking spaces. Interest shall be added to the fund as earned. In the case of any agency with central administrative offices occupying leased or rental space in the metropolitan Richmond area, not including institutions of higher education, the Director shall require that a fee be charged employees for vehicle parking spaces which are assigned to them or which are otherwise available incidental to the lease or rental agreement. In such cases the individual employee fee scale shall not be less than that provided for employees at the Seat of Government, provided that if, in the opinion of the Director good cause is shown, this portion of the requirement may be amended or waived. Revenues derived from employees paying for parking spaces in leased facilities will be retained by the leasing agency to be used to offset the cost of the lease to which it pertains.


2. Agencies assigned to a Governor's Secretary, excluding institutions of higher education, which are located in the metropolitan Richmond area shall not use public funds to lease private parking spaces for employees. Payments for such leases shall be derived from charges to employees for parking space or from other nonpublic funds, or both. Any lease for private parking space must be approved by the Director, Department of General Services.