2004 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

Department of Minority Business Enterprise

Item 125

Item 125

First Year - FY2003Second Year - FY2004
Industrial Development Services (53400)$1,251,895$1,242,856
Minority Enterprise Coordination and Promotion (53406)FY2003 $325,744FY2004 $322,054
Minority Enterprise Development and Improvement (53407)FY2003 $926,151FY2004 $920,802
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2003 $325,744FY2004 $319,554
Commonwealth TransportationFY2003 $926,151FY2004 $923,302

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 14; Title 11, Chapter 7, Article 2, Code of Virginia.

The Department of Minority Business Enterprise, in conjunction with the Department of General Services, the Virginia Employment Commission and the Virginia Department of Transportation, is authorized to conduct analyses of the availability of minority business enterprises in Virginia and the utilization of such businesses by the Commonwealth of Virginia, localities or private industry in the acquisition of goods and services. To carry out such analyses, the Department is authorized to receive and accept from the United States government, or any agency thereof, and from any other source, private or public, any and all gifts, grants, allotments, bequests or devises of any nature that would assist the Department in conducting such analyses or otherwise strengthen its services to minority business enterprises. The Department is further authorized to create and hold an institutional fund for its exclusive use and purposes into which it may deposit the proceeds of any gift, grant, bequest, allotment, or devise of any nature received from private sources. Such fund shall be subject to the Uniform Management of Institutional Funds Act (§ 55-268.1 et seq., Code of Virginia). The fund and the income from such fund shall not be subject to the provisions of § 2.2-1802, Code of Virginia. The availability of such fund shall not be taken into consideration in, nor be used to reduce, state appropriations or payments, but such funds shall be used in accordance with the wishes of the donors thereof to offset the costs of conducting analyses of the availability and utilization of minority business enterprises or otherwise strengthen the services rendered by the Department to minority business enterprises in the Commonwealth. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to establish a nongeneral fund appropriation for the purposes of expending revenues that may be received for this program.