2009 Session

Budget Bill - SB850 (Introduced)

Department of Emergency Management

Item 400

Item 400

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Emergency Response and Recovery (77600)$9,926,768$9,926,768
Emergency Response and Recovery Services (77601)FY2009 $1,759,206FY2010 $1,759,206
Financial Assistance for Emergency Response and Recovery (77602)FY2009 $8,167,562FY2010 $8,167,562
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2009 $628,003FY2010 $628,003
SpecialFY2009 $184,829FY2010 $184,829
Commonwealth TransportationFY2009 $853,251FY2010 $853,251
Federal TrustFY2009 $8,260,685FY2010 $8,260,685

Authority: Title 44, Chapters 3.2 through 3.5, §§ 44-146.17, 44-146.18(c), 44-146.22, 44-146.28(a) Code of Virginia.

A. Included within this appropriation is $217,060 the first year and $217,060 the second year from the general fund to cover increasing costs to maintain training programs for the Reservist Program.  The reservist training program is necessary to ensure that department staff are augmented by a sufficient number of properly trained volunteer responders during an emergency situation.

B. Subject to authorization by the Governor, the Department of Emergency Management may employ persons to assist in response and recovery operations for emergencies or disasters declared either by the President of the United States or by the Governor of Virginia. Such employees shall be compensated solely with funds authorized by the Governor or the federal government for the emergency, disaster, or other specific event for which their employment was authorized. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to increase the agency's position level based on the number of positions approved by the Governor.

C. The Secretary of Finance, consistent with any Executive Order signed by the Governor, may provide the department anticipation loans in such amounts as may be needed to appropriately reimburse localities and state agencies for costs associated with Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) mission assignments.  Such loans shall be based on the reimbursements anticipated under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) and, notwithstanding the provisions of § 4-3.02 b of this act, may be extended for a period longer than twelve months.