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2010 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

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Central Appropriations

Item 475.10

Item 475.10

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Miscellaneous Reversion Clearing Account (22600)-$32,599,579-$15,094,279
-$20,784,363
Designated Reversions From Agency Appropriations (22601)FY2009 -$32,599,579FY2010 -$15,094,279
-$20,784,363
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2009 -$32,599,579FY2010 -$15,094,279
-$20,784,363

Authority: Discretionary Inclusion.


A.1. The head of each agency in the Executive Department, except for the institutions of higher education, shall develop a plan for achieving increased productivity or budgetary savings during the 2008-2010 biennium to be submitted to the Governor no later than August 1, 2008. Such plans shall not include savings based on reductions in the nonpersonal service appropriations for transfer payments (aid to localities) subject to budget reductions in Item 475.20 of this act. The plan shall be in such form as prescribed by the Governor.


2. Upon approval of the plan by the Governor, general fund savings identified by these plans estimated at $17,500,000 the first year and $17,500,000 the second year shall be transferred to this item by the Director, Department of Planning and Budget. Any agency general fund appropriations unexpended on June 30, 2008, that state agencies identify to the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, prior to June 2, 2008, may be reappropriated to state agencies for use to offset these savings. To qualify for this purpose, such unexpended appropriations identified by state agencies must be discretionary in nature and cannot result from unexpended pass through funding to entities outside of state government, including aid to local government payments.


B. Notwithstanding Section 2.2-2813, Code of Virginia, or any other provision of law, effective July 1, 2009, executive branch agencies shall not pay per diems to citizen members of boards or commissions from any fund.  In the second year, the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall transfer $77,022 from agencies' general fund appropriation to this Item to reflect this purpose.


C.1 The Governor shall develop guidelines for the Executive Branch and Administrative Agencies to decrease the need for printed materials, particularly those well-suited for electronic distribution on the internet.  Beyond a limited number for senior decision makers in the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of government, all annual or special reports will be made electronically available on the internet and not printed.  Within guidelines established by the Governor, there shall be business case exceptions for departments and agencies in the executive branch to request exceptions for those documents that are essential to the public and must be, given their nature and general use, made available in a printed format.  The intent of the General Assembly is, to the fullest extent possible, to make documents available to the general public on the internet and reduce the  cost associated with printing those documents.  The Governor will report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee a plan to implement this provision within 30 days of enactment and issue guidelines for the implementation of the plan with 60 days of enactment. 


2.  General fund savings realized through reduced printing expenditures, estimated at $200,000 in the first year and $500,000 the second year shall be transferred to this item by the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget.


D.1. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget shall withhold and transfer to this Item, amounts estimated at $3,177,073 the second year from the general fund appropriations of state agencies and institutions of higher education, representing savings resulting from a reduction in the rate charged to agencies for purchases made under the statewide purchase and supply system administered by the Department of General Services.


2. Pursuant to § 3-1.01 of this act, amounts estimated at $2,803,065 the second year shall be transferred from eligible nongeneral fund accounts to the general fund, representing nongeneral fund savings associated with the reduction in a reduction in the rate charged to agencies for purchases made under the statewide purchase and supply system administered by the Department of General Services.


E.1. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget shall withhold and transfer to this Item, amounts estimated at $818,168 the second year from the general fund appropriations of state agencies and institutions of higher education, representing savings resulting from the suspension of the planned replacement of new vehicles for the central motor pool administered by the Department of General Services.


2. Pursuant to § 3-1.01 of this act, amounts estimated at $224,924 the second year shall be transferred from eligible nongeneral fund accounts to the general fund, representing nongeneral fund savings associated with the suspension of the planned replacement of new vehicles for the central motor pool administered by the Department of General Services.


F. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget shall withhold and transfer to this Item, amounts estimated at $1,700,000 the second year, from the general fund and various nongeneral fund appropriations of state agencies representing savings identified since the Governor's September reduction plan resulting from operational efficiencies.