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2004 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5001 (Chapter 4)

Item 3-5.05

Item 3-5.05

§ 3-5.05 IMPLEMENTATION OF HOUSE BILL 5018


A. Revenues deposited into the Public Education Standards of Quality/Local Real Estate Property Tax Relief Fund established under § 58.1-638.1 of the Code of Virginia pursuant to enactments of the 2004 Special Session of the General Assembly shall be transferred to the general fund and used to meet the Commonwealth's responsibilities for the Standards of Quality prescribed pursuant to Article VIII, Section 2, of the Constitution of Virginia. The Comptroller shall take all actions necessary to effect such transfers monthly, no later than 10 days following the deposit to the Fund. The amounts transferred shall be distributed to localities as specified in Items 146 and 147 of this Act.


B. In the event the implementation of House Bill 5018, passed by the 2004 Special Session, does not occur until on or after September 1, 2004, the funds appropriated in Item C-194 shall be unallotted, unless (1) such funds are available from revenue collections for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2004, that exceed the official revenue estimate contained in Chapter 943 of the Acts of Assembly of 2004, after meeting all Constitutional and statutory requirements for the use of revenues that exceed the official forecast, including the amount required by the ninth enactment of House Bill 5018, or (2) such funds are available from an official reforecast of the revenue estimate occurring after May 1, 2004.


C. The date of July 1, 2004, in Enactment No. 8 of Chapter 1042 of the 2003 Acts of Assembly is hereby changed to July 1, 2006, to continue the Governor's authority as stated in Enactment No. 5 of Chapter 1042, as follows: That the State Comptroller shall make no distribution of the collections in accordance with § 58.1-638 until the Governor determines each year that funds are available to transfer such collections. If the Governor determines that funds are available to transfer such collections in accordance with § 58.1-638 he shall direct the State Comptroller to make such distribution. The Governor will report such determination to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance, House Finance and House Appropriations Committees in August of each year.