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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 732)

Department of State Police

Item 414

Item 414 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Law Enforcement and Highway Safety Services (31000)$243,674,788$240,591,684
Aviation Operations (31001)FY2015 $8,385,211FY2016 $7,185,211
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (31002)FY2015 $4,831,625FY2016 $4,831,625
Counter-Terrorism (31003)FY2015 $5,219,413FY2016 $5,219,413
Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) (31004)FY2015 $2,816,350FY2016 $1,763,991
Drug Enforcement (31005)FY2015 $19,785,193FY2016 $19,785,193
Crime Investigation and Intelligence Services (31006)FY2015 $28,644,996FY2016 $29,244,996
Uniform Patrol Services (Highway Patrol) (31007)FY2015 $140,688,174FY2016 $140,621,311
Insurance Fraud Program (31009)FY2015 $6,563,882FY2016 $5,200,000
Vehicle Safety Inspections (31010)FY2015 $20,733,013FY2016 $20,733,013
Sex Offender Registry Program Enforcement (31011)FY2015 $6,006,931FY2016 $6,006,931
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $187,523,855FY2016 $188,156,992
SpecialFY2015 $31,604,715FY2016 $27,288,474
Commonwealth TransportationFY2015 $8,166,805FY2016 $8,166,805
Trust and AgencyFY2015 $20,000FY2016 $20,000
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2015 $8,047,951FY2016 $8,647,951
Federal TrustFY2015 $8,311,462FY2016 $8,311,462

Authority: §§ 27-56, 33.2-1726, 46.2-1157 through 46.2-1187, 52-1, 52-4, 52-4.2, 52-4.3, 52-8, 52-8.1, 52-8.2, 52-8.4 and 56-334, Code of Virginia.


A. Included in this appropriation is $810,687 the first year and $810,687 the second year from Commonwealth Transportation Funds for the personal and associated nonpersonal services costs for eight positions. These positions will be dedicated to patrolling the I-95/395/495 Interchange.


B. Included in this appropriation is $4,831,625 the first year and $4,831,625 the second year from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund to support enforcement operations at weigh stations statewide.


C. Included in this appropriation is $1,631,282 the first year and $1,631,282 the second year from Commonwealth Transportation Funds that shall be used to support the personal and associated nonpersonal services costs for trooper positions. These positions will be assigned to the “Highway Safety Corridors” and work to supplement the Department of State Police's enforcement efforts in those corridors.


D. The Department of State Police shall modify the implementation of the division of drug law enforcement established pursuant to § 52-8.1:1, Code of Virginia, and shall redirect, as may be necessary, resources heretofore provided for that purpose by the General Assembly for the purposes of homeland security, the gathering of intelligence on terrorist activities, the preparation for response to a terrorist attack and any other activity determined by the Governor to be crucial to strengthening the preparedness of the Commonwealth against the threat of natural disasters and emergencies. Nothing in this Item shall be construed to prohibit the Department of State Police from performing drug law enforcement or investigation as otherwise provided for by the Code of Virginia.


E. Included within this appropriation is $3,098,098 the first year and $3,498,098 the second year from the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund to support the department's aviation (med-flight) operations. Included within the amount for the second year is $400,000 from the general fund, which shall be provided to the County of Chesterfield for use in funding the paramedics assigned to the Department of State Police for aviation (Med-Flight) operations, and for related Med-Flight expenses.


F. In the event that special fund revenues for this Item exceed expenditures, the balance of such revenues may be used for air medical evacuation equipment improvements, information technology upgrades or for motor vehicle replacement.


G. Included in this appropriation is $110,000 the first year and $110,000 the second year from the general fund to maintain increased traffic enforcement on Interstate 81. These funds shall be used to provide overtime payments for extended and additional work shifts so as to maintain the enhanced level of State Police patrols on this and other public highways in the Commonwealth.


H.1. Included in the appropriation for this Item is sufficient funding to support, in addition to sworn positions, at least 43 non-sworn positions for monitoring persons required to comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registry.  The department shall coordinate monitoring and verification activities related to registry requirements with other state and local law enforcement agencies that have responsibility for monitoring or supervising individuals who are also required to comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registry.


2. The Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Superintendent of State Police, shall report on the implementation of the monitoring of offenders required to comply with the Sex Offender Registry requirements.  The report shall include at a minimum: (1) the number of verifications conducted; (2) the number of investigations of violations; (3) the status of coordination with other state and local law enforcement agencies activities to monitor Sex Offender Registry requirements; and (4) an update of the sex offender registration and monitoring section in the department's current "Manpower Augmentation Study."  This report shall be provided to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees each year by January 1.


I. Included within this appropriation is $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from nongeneral funds to be used by the Department of State Police to record revenue related to overtime work performed by troopers at the end of a fiscal year and for which reimbursement was not received by the department until the following fiscal year.  The Department of Accounts shall establish a revenue code and fund detail for this revenue. 


J. Included within this appropriation is $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from the general fund for the Department of State Police to enhance its capabilities in recruiting minority troopers.  Funding is to support increased marketing and advertising efforts for recruiting minorities.


K. Included within this appropriation is $116,988 the first year and $116,988 the second year from the Department of Aviation's special fund to support the aviation operations of the Department of State Police.


L.1 Out of the amounts appropriated for this Item, $600,000 the first year and $1,200,000 the second year from nongeneral funds shall be distributed to the department to expand the operations of the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.


2. Pursuant to paragraph H.2 of Item 389, the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force shall provide a report on the actual expenditures and performance results achieved each year.  Copies of this report shall be provided each year to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1.


M. Out of the appropriation for this Item, $1,543,733 the first year and $1,543,733 the second year from the general fund is continued for the ongoing financing costs of purchasing two helicopters through the state's master equipment lease purchase program.


N. Included within this appropriation is $1,600,000 the first year from nongeneral funds to purchase a replacement law enforcement fixed wing aircraft. The source of the nongeneral funds is the Purdue Frederick Co Fed Assets Forfeiture Fund.


O. The Department of State Police shall review the costs and benefits of acquiring state-of-the-art identity intelligence and intelligence analytics systems for use by the Department of State Police and other Virginia law-enforcement agencies.  A report on this review shall be provided to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 15, 2014.


P. Effective July 1, 2015, the Superintendent of State Police shall provide training to all local law enforcement agencies on the proper method to register and re-register persons required to be registered with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Should the Superintendent have reason to believe that any local law enforcement agency is not registering sex offenders as required by § 9.1-903, Code of Virginia, the Superintendent shall notify the local law enforcement agency, as well as the Executive Secretary of the Compensation Board and the Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services.


Q. The Department of State Police shall review the current configuration of area offices statewide to determine if there are certain geographical or other measurable factors which should be considered in the alignment of area offices. The Department shall determine whether such factors would justify the creation of any additional area offices in order to achieve material improvements in operational efficiency, response time, or other performance measures related to public safety. A report on the department's findings and recommendations shall be provided to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Department of Planning and Budget, and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1, 2015.