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2009 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Introduced)

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Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

Item 29

Item 29

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Legislative Evaluation and Review (78300)$3,530,103$3,390,103
Performance Audits and Evaluation (78303)FY2009 $3,530,103FY2010 $3,390,103
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2009 $3,415,187FY2010 $3,275,187
Trust and AgencyFY2009 $114,916FY2010 $114,916

Authority: Title 30, Chapters 7 and 8, Code of Virginia.


A. Out of this appropriation shall be paid the annual salary of the Director, Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC), $160,919 from July 1, 2008 to November 24, 2008, $164,137 from November 25, 2008 to November 24, 2009, and $167,420 from November 25, 2009 to June 30, 2010.


B. JLARC, upon request of the Department of Planning and Budget and approval of the Chairman, shall review and provide comments to the department on its use of performance measures in the state budget process. JLARC staff shall review the methodology and proposed uses of such performance measures and provide periodic status reports to the Commission.


C. Expenses associated with the oversight responsibility of the Virginia Retirement System by JLARC and the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees shall be reimbursed by the Virginia Retirement System upon documentation by the Director, JLARC of the expenses incurred.


D. Out of this appropriation, funds are provided to continue the technical support staff of JLARC, in order to assist with legislative fiscal impact analysis when an impact statement is referred from the Chairman of a standing committee of the House or Senate, and to conduct oversight of the expenditure forecasting process. Pursuant to existing statutory authority, all agencies of the Commonwealth shall provide access to information necessary to accomplish these duties.


E. The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) shall examine the quality, cost, and value of the services provided to state agencies and public bodies by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA). This examination shall include the relationship between VITA and the Information Technology Investment Board, the procurement of information technology goods and services by VITA on behalf of other state agencies and institutions of higher education, the management of information technology projects by the agency's Project Management Division, and the role that VITA could perform, if any, in the governance and oversight of information technology maintenance and operations now under the purview of state agencies. Technical assistance in the performance of this examination shall be provided to JLARC by VITA. All agencies of the Commonwealth shall provide assistance to JLARC in conducting this examination upon request. JLARC shall submit an interim report by December 15, 2008, and a final report with its findings and recommendations by December 15, 2009.