2014 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5002 (Chapter 2)

Item 4-8.01

Item 4-8.01


§ 4-8.01 GOVERNOR

a. General:

1. The Governor shall submit the information specified in this section to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on a monthly basis, or at such intervals as may be directed by said Chairmen, or as specified elsewhere in this act. The information on agency operating plans and expenditures as well as agency budget requests shall be submitted in such form, and by such method, including electronically, as may be mutually agreed upon. Such information shall be preserved for public inspection in the Department of Planning and Budget.

2. The Governor shall make available annually to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance, House Finance, and House Appropriations Committees a report concerning the receipt of any nongeneral funds above the amount(s) specifically appropriated, their sources, and the amounts for each agency affected.

3. a) It is the intent of the General Assembly that reporting requirements affecting state institutions of higher education be reduced or consolidated where appropriate.  State institutions of higher education, working with the Secretary of Education and Workforce, Secretary of Finance, and the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall continue to identify specific reporting requirements that the Governor may consider suspending.

b) Reporting generally should be limited to instances where (1) there is a compelling state interest for state agencies to collect, use, and maintain the information collected; (2) substantial risk to the public welfare or safety would result from failing to collect the information; or (3) the information collected is central to an essential state process mandated by the Code of Virginia.

c) Upon the effective date of this act, and until its expiration date, the following reporting requirements are hereby suspended or modified as specified below:


Report Title of Descriptor







Department of Accounts

Intercollegiate Athletics Receipts & Disbursements 

Code of Virginia § 23-1.1.

Suspend reporting.





Department of Accounts

Prompt Pay Summary Report

Agency Directive

Change reporting from monthly to quarterly.





Department of General Services

Usage of State-Assigned and State-Owned Vehicles Report 

Agency Directive -- Executive Order 89 (2005)

Suspend reporting. 

Department of General Services

Gas Report/Repair Charge

Agency Directive--Executive Order 89 (2005)

Suspend reporting.





Department of Human Resource Management

Report of Personnel Development Service

Agency Directive

  Suspend reporting.





Department of Human Resource Management

Human Capital Report (Full-Time, Part-Time, Temporary, Contractual employees funded by the Commonwealth)

Code of Virginia § 2.2-1201. A. 14.

Change reporting from annually to monthly.

Department of Human Resource Management State Employee Workers' Compensation Program

Work-related injuries and illnesses report -- goals, strategies, and results 

Agency Directive -- Executive Order 94 (2005)

Suspend reporting.





Governor's Office

Small, Women-and Minority-owned Businesses (SWaM)

Executive Directive

Change reporting from weekly to monthly.





Secretary of Commerce and Trade

Recruitment of National and Regional Conferences Report

Agency Directive -- Executive Order 14 (2006)

Suspend reporting.





d) The Department of Planning and Budget (DPB) and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) shall work jointly to attempt to consolidate various reporting requirements pertaining to the estimates and projections of nongeneral fund revenues in institutions of higher education.  The purpose of this effort shall be aimed at developing a common form for use in collecting nongeneral fund data for DPB's six-year nongeneral fund revenue estimate submission and SCHEV's annual survey of nongeneral fund revenue from institutions of higher education.

b. Operating Appropriations Reports:

1. Status of Adjustments to Appropriations. Such information must include increases and decreases of appropriations or allotments, transfers and additional revenues. A report of appropriation transfers from one agency to another made pursuant to § 4-1.03 of this act shall be made available via electronic means to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and the public by the tenth day of the month following that in which such transfer occurs, unless otherwise specified in § 4-1.03.

2. Status of each sum sufficient appropriation. The information must include the amount of expenditures for the period just completed and the revised estimates of expenditures for the remaining period of the current biennium, as well as an explanation of differences between the amount of the actual appropriation and actual and/or projected appropriations for each year of the current biennium.

3. Status of Economic Contingency Appropriation. The information must include actions taken related to the appropriation for economic contingency.

4. Status of Withholding Appropriations. The information must include amounts withheld and the agencies affected.

5. Status of reductions occurring in general and nongeneral fund revenues in relation to appropriations.

6. Status of approvals of deficits.

c. Employment Reports:

1. Status of changes in positions and employment of state agencies affected. The information must include the number of positions and the agencies affected.

2. Status of the employment by the Attorney General of special counsel in certain highway proceedings brought pursuant to Chapter 1 of Title 33.1, Code of Virginia, on behalf of the Commonwealth Transportation Commissioner, as authorized by § 2.2-510, Code of Virginia. This report shall include fees for special counsel for the respective county or city for which the expenditure is made and shall be submitted within 60 days of the close of the fiscal year (see § 4-5.02 a.3).

3. Changes in the level of compensation authorized pursuant to § 4-6.01 k, Employee Compensation. Such report shall include a list of the positions changed, the number of employees affected, the source and amount of funds, and the nature of the emergency.

4. Pursuant to requirements of § 2.2-203.1, Code of Virginia, the Secretary of Administration, in cooperation with the Secretary of Technology, shall provide a report describing the Commonwealth's telecommuting policies, which state agencies and localities have adopted telecommuting policies, the number of state employees who telecommute, the frequency with which state employees telecommute by locality, and the efficacy of telecommuting policies in accomplishing the provision of state services and completing state functions. This report shall be provided to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations, the House Committee on Science and Technology, the Senate Committee on Finance, and the Senate Committee on General Laws and Technology each year by October 1.

d. Capital Appropriations Reports:

1. Status of progress of capital projects on an annual basis (see § 4-4.01 o).

2. Notice of all capital projects authorized under § 4-4.01 m (see § 4-4.01 m. 1. b) 4)).

e. Utilization of State Owned and Leased Real Property:

1. By November 15 of each year, the Department of General Services (DGS) shall consolidate the reporting requirements of § 2.2-1131.1 and § 2.2-1153 of the Code of Virginia into a single report eliminating the individual reports required by § 2.2-1131.1 and § 2.2-1153 of the Code of Virginia.  This report shall be submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly and include (i) information on the implementation and effectiveness of the program established pursuant to subsection A of § 2.2-1131.1, (ii) a listing of real property leases that are in effect for the current year, the agency executing the lease, the amount of space leased, the population of each leased facility, and the annual cost of the lease; and, (iii) a report on DGS's findings and recommendations under the provisions of § 2.2-1153, and recommendations for any actions that may be required by the Governor and the General Assembly to identify and dispose of property not being efficiently and effectively utilized.

2. By October 1 of each year, each agency that controls leased property, where such leased property is not under the DGS lease administration program, shall provide a report on each leased facility or portion thereof to DGS in a manner and form prescribed by DGS.  Specific data included in the report shall identify at a minimum, the number of square feet occupied, the number of employees and contractors working in the leased space, if applicable, and the cost of the lease.

f. Services Reports:

Status of any exemptions by the State Council of Higher Education to policy which prohibits use of funds in this act for the operation of any academic program by any state institution of higher education, unless approved by the Council and included in the Governor's recommended budget, or approved by the General Assembly (see § 4-5.05 b 2).

g. Standard State Agency Abbreviations:

The Department of Planning and Budget shall be responsible for maintaining a list of standard abbreviations of the names of state agencies. The Department shall make a listing of agency standard abbreviations available via electronic means on a continuous basis to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, the State Comptroller, the Director, Department of Human Resource Management and the Chief Information Officer, Virginia Information Technologies Agency, and the public.

h. Educational and General Program Nongeneral Fund Administrative Appropriations Approved by the Department of Planning and Budget:

The Secretary of Finance and Secretary of Education, in collaboration with the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall report in December and June of each year to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees on adjustments made to higher education operating funds in the Educational and General Programs (10000) items for each public college and university contained in this budget.  The report shall include actual or projected adjustments which increase nongeneral funds or actual or projected adjustments that transfer nongeneral funds to other items within the institution.  The report shall provide the justification for the increase or transfer and the relative impact on student groups.