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2009 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Introduced)

Department of General Services

Item 78

Item 78

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Laboratory Services (72600)$28,015,357$28,113,328
Statewide Laboratory Services (72604)FY2009 $28,015,357FY2010 $28,113,328
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2009 $11,912,146FY2010 $12,010,117
EnterpriseFY2009 $6,981,598FY2010 $6,981,598
Federal TrustFY2009 $9,121,613FY2010 $9,121,613

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 11, Article 2, Code of Virginia.


A. The provisions of § 2.2-1104, Code of Virginia, notwithstanding, the Division of Consolidated Laboratory Services shall ensure that no individual is denied the benefits of laboratory tests mandated by the Department of Health for reason of inability to pay for such services.


B.1. Statewide Laboratory Services include an internal service fund which shall be paid from revenues derived from charges to the Department of Environmental Quality and the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. The estimated internal service fund cost is $2,100,000 the first year and $2,200,000 the second year.


2. Statewide Laboratory Services include an internal service fund, which shall be paid by transfers from the Virginia Department of Transportation for motor fuel testing as stated in § 3-1.02 A of this act, and fees collected from governmental entities for sample testing. The estimated internal service fund cost is $329,868 the first year and $329,868 the second year.


C. The provisions of § 2.2-1104 B, Code of Virginia, notwithstanding, the Division of Consolidated Laboratories may charge a fee for the limited and specific purpose of analyses of water samples where:


1. testing is required by Department of Health regulations pursuant to Phase II and Phase V regulations of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act, and


2. funding to support such testing is not otherwise provided for in this act.


D.  Out of this Item is provided, $296,900 the first year and $622,900 $27,293 the second year from the general fund for lease payments through the Master Equipment Lease Program for laboratory equipment.


E.  This Item includes savings from the closure of the laboratory located in Abingdon.  The Department of General Services is directed to sell the property.  Laboratory operating costs and equipment relocation costs incurred by the Department of General Services after closure will be paid from the proceeds received from the sale of the property.