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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1300 (Chapter 2)

Attorney General and Department of Law

Item 60

Item 60

First Year - FY2011Second Year - FY2012
Regulation of Business Practices (55200)$2,241,681$2,241,681
$2,591,681
Regulatory and Consumer Advocacy (55201)FY2011 $2,241,681FY2012 $2,241,681
$2,591,681
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2011 $1,341,681FY2012 $1,341,681
SpecialFY2011 $900,000FY2012 $900,000
$1,250,000

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 5, Code of Virginia.


Included in this Item is $900,000 the first year and $900,000$1,250,000 the second year from special funds for the Regulatory, Consumer Advocacy, Litigation, and Enforcement Revolving Trust Fund as established in Item 48 of Chapter 966 of the Acts of Assembly 1994 and amended herein.  The Department of Law is authorized to deposit to the fund any fees, civil penalties, costs, recoveries, or other moneys which from time to time may become available as a result of regulatory and consumer advocacy litigation, litigation in which the Office of the Attorney General participates, or civil enforcement efforts including, but not limited to, those brought pursuant to Article 5 (§ 3.1-336.1 et seq.) and Article 6 (§ 3.1-336.3 et seq.) of Chapter 18 of Title 3.1 of the Code of Virginia.  The Department of Law is also authorized to deposit to the fund any attorneys' fees which from time to time may be obtained.  Any deposit to, and interest earnings on, the fund shall be retained in the fund, provided, however, that any amounts contained in the fund that exceed $900,000 the first year or $1,250,000 the second year on the final day of the fiscal year shall be deposited to the credit of the general fund.  In addition to the uses of the fund permitted by Item 48 of Chapter 966 of the Acts of Assembly of 1994, the fund may be used to pay costs associated with enforcement efforts pursuant to Article 5 (§ 3.1-336.1 et seq.) and Article 6 (§ 3.1-336.3 et seq.) of Chapter 18 of Title 3.1 of the Code of Virginia, costs associated with litigation initiated by the Office of the Attorney General, and costs associated with civil commitment procedures pursuant to Chapter 9 of Title 37.2 of the Code of Virginia.