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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Department of State Police

Item 407

Item 407 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Information Technology Systems, Telecommunications and Records Management (30200)$48,852,540$53,099,972
Information Technology Systems and Planning (30201)FY2011 $14,475,284FY2012 $14,475,284
Criminal Justice Information Services (30203)FY2011 $8,273,748FY2012 $8,365,125
Telecommunications and Statewide Agencies Radio System (Stars) (30204)FY2011 $22,021,032FY2012 $26,177,087
Firearms Purchase Program (30206)FY2011 $1,717,741FY2012 $1,717,741
Sex Offender Registry Program (30207)FY2011 $2,155,504FY2012 $2,155,504
Concealed Weapons Program (30208)FY2011 $209,231FY2012 $209,231
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $32,318,950FY2012 $36,566,382
SpecialFY2011 $11,642,531FY2012 $11,642,531
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2011 $3,700,000FY2012 $3,700,000
Federal TrustFY2011 $1,191,059FY2012 $1,191,059

Authority: §§ 18.2-308.2:2, 19.2-387, 19.2-388, 27-55, 52-4, 52-4.4, 52-8.5, 52-12, 52-13, 52-15, 52-16, 52-25 and 52-31 through 52-34, Code of Virginia.



B.1. It is the intent of the General Assembly that wireless 911 calls be delivered directly by the Commercial Mobile Radio Service (CMRS) provider to the local Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), in order that such calls be answered by the local jurisdiction within which the call originates, thereby minimizing the need for call transfers whenever possible.


2. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 7, Chapter 15, Title 56, Code of Virginia, $3,700,000 the first year and $3,700,000 the second year from the Wireless E-911 Fund is included in this appropriation for telecommunications to offset dispatch center operations and related costs incurred for answering wireless 911 telephone calls.


C. Out of the Motor Carrier Special Fund, $900,000 the first year and $900,000 the second year shall be disbursed on a quarterly basis to the Department of State Police.


D.1. This appropriation includes $6,510,000 the first year and $9,175,535 the second year from the general fund for implementing and maintaining the Statewide Agencies Radio System (STARS) project.


2. The Secretary of Public Safety, in conjunction with the STARS Management Group and the Superintendent of State Police, shall provide a status report on (1) projected total costs for the system, including project management costs and expected annual operating costs; (2) the status of site acquisition to support the system; (3) the activities related to in-house and contract project management; (4) the project timelines for implementing the system; and (5) other matters as the secretary may deem appropriate. This report shall be provided to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than October 1 of each year.


E. The department shall deposit to the general fund an amount estimated at $100,000 in the first year and $100,000 in the second year resulting from fees generated by additional criminal background checks of local job applicants and prospective licensees collected pursuant to the passage of Chapter 742 of the 2003 Acts of Assembly.


F. Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 18.2-308, 18.2-308.2:2, 19.2-386.14, 38.2-415, 46.2-1167 and 52-4.3, Code of Virginia, the Department of State Police may use revenue from the Firearms Transaction Program Fund, the Concealed Weapons Program, the State Asset Forfeiture Fund, the Insurance Fraud Fund, the Drug Investigation Trust Account – State, and the Safety Fund to modify, enhance or procure automated systems that focus on the Commonwealth's law enforcement activities and information gathering processes.


G. The Superintendent of State Police is authorized to and shall establish a policy and reasonable fee to contract for the bulk transmission of public information from the Virginia Sex Offender Registry.  Any fees collected shall be deposited in a special account to be used to offset the costs of administering the registry.  The State Superintendent of State Police shall charge no fee for the transfer of any information from the Virginia Sex Offender Registry to the Statewide Automated Victim Notification (SAVIN) system.


H. Included in the amounts provided for this item is $91,377 the second year from the general fund for the costs of database administration associated with the establishment of an information exchange program by the Secretary of Public Safety with those states sharing a border with Canada or Mexico about transnational gangs; the production, transportation, or distribution of illegal drugs, explosives or firearms; and the activities of international or domestic terrorists.