2004 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 943)

Secretary of Finance

Item 271

Item 271

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Administrative and Support Services (71900)$442,022$424,749
General Management and Direction (71901)FY2003 $442,022FY2004 $424,749
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2003 $442,022FY2004 $424,749

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 2, Article 5; § 2.2-201, Code of Virginia.

A. The Secretary of Finance shall monitor revenue generating programs, and shall report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on a quarterly basis.

B.1. The decentralization programs of selected finance and administrative functions in the institutions of higher education are hereby continued. The Secretary of Finance, in consultation with the Secretary of Education and the Director of the State Council of Higher Education, shall subject requests from the institutions for relief from rules, regulations, and reporting requirements in the areas of finance and accounting to rigorous review and shall not grant such requests unless the Secretary of Finance has a high degree of confidence in the capability of the institution to carry out the decentralization activity.

2. Prior to the Secretary of Finance authorizing any decentralization project, the board of visitors of the requesting institution must approve the project and agree to terms and conditions as prescribed by the Secretary, including central agency oversight, internal controls, internal audit, and post-audit evaluation requirements.

C. Notwithstanding other provisions of law, the Secretary of Finance shall develop a financing plan to determine the status of minority-owned business participation in the State's procurement transactions as authorized by Senate Joint Resolution 359. This financing plan shall be established before the disparity assessment is initiated and shall contain the elements of private sector contributions as well as a fair and equitable distribution of remaining costs among all state agencies and institutions.