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2012 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1301 (Introduced)

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Central Appropriations

Item 469

Item 469

First Year - FY2013Second Year - FY2014
Payments for Special or Unanticipated Expenditures (75800)$12,962,240$30,042,240
Miscellaneous Contingency Reserve Account (75801)FY2013 $1,500,000FY2014 $1,500,000
Undistributed Support for Designated State Agency Activities (75806)FY2013 $11,462,240FY2014 $28,542,240
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2013 $12,962,240FY2014 $30,042,240

 Authority: Discretionary Inclusion.


A. The Governor is hereby authorized to allocate sums from this appropriation, in addition to an amount not to exceed $2,000,000 from the unappropriated balance derived by subtracting the general fund appropriations from the projected general fund revenues in this act, to provide for supplemental funds pursuant to paragraph D hereof. Transfers from this Item shall be made only when (1) sufficient funds are not available within the agency's appropriation and (2) additional funds must be provided prior to the end of the next General Assembly Session.


B.1. The Governor is authorized to allocate from the unappropriated general fund balance in this act such amounts as are necessary to provide for unbudgeted cost increases to state agencies incurred as a result of actions to enhance homeland security, combat terrorism, and to provide for costs associated with the payment of a salary supplement for state classified employees ordered to active duty as part of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Virginia National Guard. Any salary supplement provided to state classified employees ordered to active duty, shall apply only to employees who would otherwise earn less in salary and other cash allowances while on active duty as compared to their base salary as a state classified employee. Guidelines for such payments shall be developed by the Department of Human Resource Management in conjunction with the Departments of Accounts and Planning and Budget.


2. The Governor shall submit a report within thirty days to the Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees which itemizes any disbursements made from this Item for such costs.


3. The governing authority of the agencies listed in this subparagraph may, at its discretion and from existing appropriations, provide such payments to their employees ordered to active duty as part of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Virginia National Guard, as are necessary to provide comparable pay supplements to its employees.


a. Agencies in the Legislative and Judicial Departments;


b. The State Corporation Commission, the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, the Virginia Retirement System, the State Lottery Department, Virginia College Savings Plan, and the Virginia Office for Protection and Advocacy;


c. The Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Law; and


d. State-supported institutions of higher education.


C. The Governor is authorized to expend from the unappropriated general fund balance in this act such amounts as are necessary, up to $1,500,000, to provide for indemnity payments to growers, producers, and owners for losses sustained as a result of an infectious disease outbreak or natural disaster in livestock and poultry populations in the Commonwealth.  These indemnity payments will compensate growers, producers, and owners for a portion of the difference between the appraised value of each animal destroyed or slaughtered or animal product destroyed in order to control or eradicate an animal disease outbreak and the total of any salvage value plus any compensation paid by the federal government.


D.  Out of the appropriation for this Item is included $1,200,000 the first year and $1,200,000 the second year from the general fund to be used by the Governor as he may determine to be needed for the following purposes:


1. To address the six conditions listed in § 4-1.03 c 5 of this act.


2. To provide for unbudgeted and unavoidable increases in costs to state agencies for essential commodities and services which cannot be absorbed within agency appropriations to include unbudgeted benefits associated with Workforce Transition Act requirements.


3. To secure federal funds in the event that additional matching funds are needed for Virginia to participate in the federal Superfund program.


4. To make additional payments to public institutions of higher education pursuant to Item 465 of this Act, up to a maximum of $1,000,000, in the event that amounts appropriated for that purpose are insufficient.


5. To provide a payment of up to $100,000 to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, for the continued operation of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, provided that at least half of other states have made similar grants.


6. In addition, if the amounts appropriated in this Item are insufficient to meet the unanticipated events enumerated, the Governor may utilize up to $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year from the general fund amounts appropriated for the Governor's Opportunity Fund for the unanticipated purposes set forth in paragraph D.1. through paragraph D.5. of this Item.


7. The Department of Planning and Budget shall submit a quarterly report of any disbursements made from, commitments made against, and requests made for such sums authorized for allocation pursuant to this paragraph to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees. This report shall identify each of the conditions specified in this paragraph for which the transfer is made.


E. Included in this appropriation is $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the second year from the general fund to pay for private legal services and the general fund share of unbudgeted costs for enforcement of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Transfers for private legal services shall be made by the Director, Department of Planning and Budget upon prior written authorization of the Governor or the Attorney General, pursuant to § 2.2-510, Code of Virginia or Item 59, Paragraph D of this act.  Transfers for enforcement of the Master Settlement Agreement shall be made by the Director, Department of Planning and Budget at the request of the Attorney General, pursuant to Item 59, Paragraph B of this act.


F. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 58.1-608.3B.(v), Code of Virginia, any municipality which has issued bonds on or after July 1, 2001, but before July 1, 2006, to pay the cost, or portion thereof, of any public facility pursuant to § 58.1-608.3, Code of Virginia, shall be entitled to all sales tax revenues generated by transactions taking place in such public facility.


G.1. Out of the appropriation for this Item, up to $8,128,237 the first year and $5,208,237 the second year from the general fund is provided to state agencies to cover unanticipated increases in the general fund cost of information technology and telecommunication charges, including contractually required transformations and mission critical telephone system replacements.  The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to transfer these funds to the impacted state agencies based upon information provided by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency. 


2. The Chief Information Officer shall prepare a plan assessing the on-going cost of any telephone system funded from this Item. The plan should focus on options to minimize  the on-going costs. The plan shall be submitted by September 1, 2012, to the Secretary of Finance and the Secretary of Technology.


H. Out of the appropriation for this Item, up to $1,656,925 the first year and up to $1,656,925 the second year from the general fund is provided to state agencies for costs incurred as the result of an internal service fund established within the Department of Accounts to cover ongoing operational and maintenance costs of the Performance Budgeting System, an enterprise application of the Commonwealth.  The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to transfer these funds to the impacted state agencies.


I. Out of the general fund appropriation for this Item, $1,677,078 in the first year and $1,677,078 in the second year shall be transferred to state agencies and institutions of higher education to support the general fund portion of costs associated with benefits provided pursuant to the Line of Duty Act.


J. Out of the appropriation for this Item, $20,000,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to further capitalize a Federal Action Contingency Trust (FACT) Fund to help prepare the Commonwealth for future federal spending reductions.