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Budget Bill - HB1600 (Introduced)

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Department of State Police

Item 420

Item 420

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Law Enforcement and Highway Safety Services (31000)$240,757,520
$236,266,079
$228,036,340
$225,628,859
Aviation Operations (31001)FY2009 $5,937,575FY2010 $5,937,575
$7,537,575
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (31002)FY2009 $4,831,625FY2010 $4,831,625
Counter-Terrorism (31003)FY2009 $4,870,195FY2010 $4,870,195
Help Eliminate Auto Theft (Heat) (31004)FY2009 $2,423,085FY2010 $2,423,085
Drug Enforcement (31005)FY2009 $28,119,734FY2010 $18,619,734
Crime Investigation and Intelligence Services (31006)FY2009 $23,490,202FY2010 $23,490,202
Uniform Patrol Services (Highway Patrol) (31007)FY2009 $140,843,504
$136,352,063
FY2010 $137,622,324
$133,614,843
Motorists Assistance Program (31008)FY2009 $1,631,282FY2010 $1,631,282
Insurance Fraud Program (31009)FY2009 $8,126,987FY2010 $8,126,987
Vehicle Safety Inspections (31010)FY2009 $20,483,331FY2010 $20,483,331
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2009 $172,335,396FY2010 $169,114,216
SpecialFY2009 $44,954,209FY2010 $35,454,209
$37,054,209
Commonwealth TransportationFY2009 $8,656,474FY2010 $8,656,474
Trust and AgencyFY2009 $20,000FY2010 $20,000
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2009 $0FY2010 $483,960
Federal TrustFY2009 $14,791,441
$10,300,000
FY2010 $14,791,441
$10,300,000

Authority: §§ 27-56, 33.1-292, 46.2-1157 through 46.2-1187, 52-1, 52-4, 52-4.2, 52-4.3, 52-8, 52-8.1, 52-8.2, 52-8.4 and 56-334, Code of Virginia.


A. The department shall provide a report on the utilization and performance of the positions provided in this and previous biennia for violent crime strike forces and for the state/local anti-crime partnership to the Governor and Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1 of each year.


B. Included in this appropriation is $810,687 the first year and $810,687 the second year from Commonwealth Transportation Funds for the personal and associated nonpersonal services costs for eight positions. These positions will be dedicated to patrolling the I-95/395/495 Interchange.


C. Included in this appropriation is $414,768 the first year and $414,768 the second year from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund to support 17 positions, all of which shall be Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers, that will be required to support operations at weigh stations statewide. The Department of Planning and Budget shall allot these funds on the basis of a plan submitted by the Department of State Police regarding operating hours of weigh stations statewide.


D. The Department of State Police shall modify the implementation of the division of drug law enforcement established pursuant to Chapter 600 of the Acts of Assembly of 2000, and shall redirect, as may be necessary, resources heretofore provided for that purpose by the General Assembly for the purposes of homeland security, the gathering of intelligence on terrorist activities, the preparation for response to a terrorist attack and any other activity determined by the Governor to be crucial to strengthening the preparedness of the Commonwealth against the threat of natural disasters and emergencies. Nothing in this item shall be construed to prohibit the Department of State Police from performing drug law enforcement or investigation as otherwise provided for by the Code of Virginia.


E. Included within this appropriation is $1,045,375 the first year and $1,045,375$2,645,375 the second year from the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund to support the Department's aviation (med-flight) operations.  The second year appropriation shall include $1,600,000 from the additional $0.25 in the  motor vehicle registration fee approved by the 2008 General Assembly and deposited in the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund.


F. In the event that special fund revenues for this Item exceed expenditures, the balance of such revenues may be used for air medical evacuation equipment improvements, information technology upgrades or for motor vehicle replacement.


G.  Included in this appropriation is $110,000 the first year and $110,000 the second year from the general fund to increase traffic enforcement on Interstate 81. These funds shall be used to enhance existing efforts by providing overtime payments for extended and additional work shifts so as not to reduce the current level of State Police patrols on this and other public highways in the Commonwealth.


H.1.  Out of this appropriation, $3,729,650 the first year and $3,729,650 the second year from the general fund is provided for the monitoring of offenders required to comply with the Sex Offender Registry requirements.  The State Police shall designate an appropriate number of personnel across its divisional offices to oversee and administer each division's activities related to the requirements of the Sex Offender Registry as stipulated in Chapters 847 and 814 of the Acts of Assembly of 2006. The department shall coordinate monitoring and verification activities related to registry requirements with other state and local law enforcement agencies that have responsibility for monitoring or supervising individuals who are also required to comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registry.


2.  The Secretary of Public Safety, in conjunction with the Superintendent of State Police, shall report on the implementation of the monitoring of offenders required to comply with the Sex Offender Registry requirements.  The report shall include at a minimum: (1) the number of verifications conducted by division; (2) the number of investigations of violations by division; (3) the status of coordination with other state and local law enforcement agencies activities to monitor Sex Offender Registry requirements; and (4) an update of the sex offender registration and monitoring section in the department's July 2005, "Manpower Augmentation Study."  This report shall be provided to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees each year by January 1.


I. Included within this appropriation is $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from nongeneral funds to be used by the Department of State Police to record revenue related to overtime work performed by troopers at the end of a fiscal year and for which reimbursement was not received by the department until the following fiscal year.  The Department of Accounts shall establish a revenue code and fund detail for this revenue. 


J. Included within this appropriation is $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from the general fund for the Department of State Police to enhance its capabilities in recruiting minority troopers.  Funding is to support increased marketing and advertising efforts for recruiting minorities.


K.1. Included in this appropriation is $1,548,880 the first year and $1,548,880 the second year in nongeneral funds to support 16 positions, all of which shall be state troopers dedicated to providing security for the Metro-Washington Airport Authority (the Authority).


2. The State Comptroller shall set up the MWAA Security Special Revenue Fund on the Commonwealth Accounting and Reporting System to reflect the activities of the agreement between the Department of State Police and the Authority.


3. The Department of State Police may, subject to the authorization of the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, utilize additional revenue deposited in the MWAA Security Special Revenue Fund for costs incurred in fulfilling the agreement.


4. Positions supported by the MWAA Security Special Revenue Fund shall remain authorized only as long as the agreement between the department and the Authority remains in effect.


L. The Department of State Police is authorized to purchase two helicopters to replace two aging helicopters it currently owns. The department shall use funds already included in the appropriation for this item for debt service to finance this purchase.


M. Included in the appropriation for this item is $1,398,140 $98,140 the first year and $843,360 the second year from the general fund for the Department of State Police to increase the availability of currently sworn officers to provide law enforcement and highway patrol services. Among the methods to be used for this purpose, the Department of State Police shall consider the use of these funds for the payment of overtime compensation to sworn officers currently employed by the Department of State Police.