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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Department for the Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing

Item 279

Item 279 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Social Services Research, Planning, and Coordination (45000)$15,664,050$15,664,050
Technology Services for Deaf and Hard-Of-Hearing (45004)FY2011 $14,805,149FY2012 $14,805,149
Consumer, Interpreter, and Community Support Services (45005)FY2011 $531,895FY2012 $531,895
Administrative Services (45006)FY2011 $327,006FY2012 $327,006
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $840,901FY2012 $840,901
SpecialFY2011 $14,823,149FY2012 $14,823,149

Authority: Title 51.5, Chapter 13, Code of Virginia.


A.   The Virginia Department for the Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing shall locate the relay center in Norton, Virginia.  Any request for proposals issued for basic relay services shall require an employment level of 85 at the center unless, during the previous contract period, the employment level has been reduced to less than 85 through attrition, voluntary separation, transfers, voluntary retirements, and disability retirement, in which case the employment level of the subsequent contract may reflect the employment level at the end of the previous contract period, but may not be less than that level.  The center is also prohibited from filling vacant positions, unless employment at the center drops below 75 positions.


B. Out of this appropriation, $40,000 the first year and $40,000 the second year from the general fund shall be provided to the Connie Reasor Deaf Resource Center in Planning District 1.


C. Notwithstanding § 58.1-662 of the Code of Virginia, prior to the distribution of monies from the Communications Sales and Use Tax Trust Fund to counties, cities and towns, there shall be distributed monies in the fund to pay for the Technology Assistance Program.  This requirement shall not change any other distributions required by law from the Communications Sales and Use Tax Trust Fund.