2006 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5001 (Introduced)

Virginia Information Technologies Agency

Item 466

Item 466 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Information Systems Management and Direction (71100)$7,666,851$8,691,272
Public Information Access Services (71104)FY2005 $5,139,696FY2006 $5,139,844
Geographic Information Access Services (71105)FY2005 $463,989FY2006 $1,168,704
Technology Management and Oversight (71106)FY2005 $0FY2006 $319,558
Other Services (71199)FY2005 $2,063,166FY2006 $2,063,166
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2005 $2,380,324FY2006 $2,885,187
SpecialFY2005 $21,609FY2006 $21,609
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2005 $5,264,918FY2006 $5,784,476

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 20.1, Code of Virginia.

A.1. All state and nonstate agencies receiving an appropriation in Items 44 through 508 of this act shall comply with the guidelines and related procedures issued by Virginia Information Technologies Agency for effective management of geographic information systems in the Commonwealth.

2. All state and nonstate agencies identified in paragraph A 1 that have a geographic information system, shall assist the department by providing any requested information on the systems including current and planned expenditures and activities, and acquired resources.

3. The State Corporation Commission, Virginia Employment Commission, the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and other nongeneral fund agencies are encouraged to use their own fund sources for the acquisition of hardware and development of data for the spatial data library in the Virginia Geographic Information Network.

B. Notwithstanding the provisions of Title 56, Chapter 15, Article 7, Code of Virginia, $125,000 the first year and $125,000 the second year from the Wireless E-911 Fund is included in the appropriation for Geographic Information Access Services. This funding is to support the efforts of the Virginia Geographic Information Network, or its counterpart, for providing the development and use of spatial data to support E-911 wireless activities in partnership with Enhanced Emergency Communications Services.

C.1. Virginia Information Technologies Agency, through its Geographic Information Network Division (VGIN), or its counterpart, shall acquire on a four-year cycle high-resolution digital orthophotography of the land base of Virginia pursuant to VGIN's Virginia Base Mapping Program (VBMP) and digital road centerline files. VGIN shall administer the maintenance of the VBMP and appropriate addressing and standardized attribution in collaboration with local governments.  All digital orthophotography, Digital Terrain Models and ancillary data produced by the VBMP, but not including digital road centerline files, shall be the property of the Commonwealth of Virginia and administered by VGIN. The VGIN, or its counterpart, will be responsible for protecting the data through appropriate license agreements and establishing appropriate terms, conditions, charges and any limitations on use of the data. VGIN will license the data at no charge (other than media / transfer costs) to Virginia governmental entities or their agents. Such data shall not be subject to release by such entities under the Freedom of Information Act or similar laws. VGIN in its discretion may release certain data by posting to the Internet. Distribution of the data for commercial or private use or to users outside the Commonwealth will be the sole responsibility of VGIN or its agent(s) and may require payment of a license fee to be determined by VGIN. All fees collected as a result will be added to the GIS Fund as established in the Code of Virginia § 2.2-2028. Collected fees will be used for future data updates or to cover the costs of existing digital ortho acquisition or for other purposes authorized in § 2.2-2028.

2.  Out of the amounts for Geographic Information Access Services, $504,715 the second year from the general fund and $200,000 from nongeneral funds the second year shall be used for high-resolution digital orthophotography of the land base of Virginia pursuant to the VBMP.