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2008 Session

Budget Bill - SB29 (Introduced)

Department of Forensic Science

Item 402

Item 402

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Law Enforcement Scientific Support Services (30900)$32,369,979$33,861,990
$34,080,633
Biological Analysis Services (30901)FY2007 $10,570,705FY2008 $10,285,115
Chemical Analysis Services (30902)FY2007 $6,994,181FY2008 $6,994,181
Physical Evidence Services (30904)FY2007 $8,267,727FY2008 $8,267,727
Training and Standards Services (30905)FY2007 $573,005FY2008 $573,005
Administrative Services (30906)FY2007 $5,964,361FY2008 $7,741,962
$7,960,605
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2007 $32,369,979FY2008 $33,861,990
$34,080,633

Authority: Title 9.1, Chapter 1, Articles 1 and 2, and §§ 9.1-117 and 9.1-122.


A.  Out of this appropriation, $1,600,000 the first year and $1,600,000 the second year from the general fund shall be used to fund operating costs of the Norfolk Public Health Building. Of this amount, $200,000 in the first year and $200,000 in the second year has been transferred from the Department of Health as its portion of the ongoing operating costs of this facility


B.1. Included in this appropriation is a maximum of $900,000 the first year and $900,000 the second year from the general fund for the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine to cover the costs of training scientists for the Department of Forensic Science.


2.  The Department of Forensic Science and the Virginia Institute of Forensic Science and Medicine will annually review the memorandum of understanding (MOU) outlining the terms and conditions for support services provided by the department for the Institute, services to be provided by the Institute for the department, and the number of student fellows that will be financed by the funds provided by the department to the Institute.  Copies of this MOU shall be provided to the Secretary of Public Safety. 


3. The Department of Forensic Science shall require the development and use of an employment contract to specify that student fellows receiving stipends pursuant to this item shall agree to work for the Department of Forensic Science for at least two years following the completion of their certification program.  The department shall consult with the Office of the Attorney General in the development of this contract.


C. Any incumbent of a position who is performing duties predominately for the Department of Forensic Science shall be transferred with their position from the Department of Criminal Justice Services to the Department of Forensic Science. Other positions will be transferred and subject to competitive recruitment. The Departments of Criminal Justice Services and Forensic Science shall consult with the Department of Human Resource Management to ensure that appropriate documentation exists to support any employee and position transfer.


D. Included within this appropriation is $400,000 from the general fund the second year for the Department of Forensic Science to continue funding the Forensic Science Pay Plan salary increases.  The plan was approved by the Department of Human Resources Management and implemented by the department in July 2005.