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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Chapter 732)

Division of Legislative Services

Item 6

Item 6

First Year - FY2015Second Year - FY2016
Legislative Research and Analysis (78400)$6,451,460$6,187,288
$6,537,123
Bill Drafting and Preparation (78401)FY2015 $6,451,460FY2016 $6,187,288
$6,537,123
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2015 $6,166,977FY2016 $6,167,260
SpecialFY2015 $284,483FY2016 $20,028
$369,863

Authority: Title 30, Chapter 2.2, Code of Virginia.


A. Out of this appropriation shall be paid the annual salary of the Director, Division of Legislative Services, $154,288 from July 1, 2014, to June 24, 2015 and $154,288 from June 25, 2015, to June 30, 2016.


B. Notwithstanding the salary set out in paragraph A. of this item, the Committee on Joint Rules may establish a salary range for the Director, Division of Legislative Services.


C. The Division of Legislative Services shall continue to provide administrative support to include payroll processing, accounting, and travel expense processing at no charge to the Chesapeake Bay Commission, the Joint Commission on Health Care, the Virginia Commission on Youth, and the Virginia State Crime Commission.


D. The Director of the Division of Legislative Services is authorized to expend up to $25,000 in the first year and $25,000 the second year of the general fund amounts appropriated for this item to support costs associated with the 2015 national conference of the Uniform Law Commission which will be held in Williamsburg Virginia in July of 2015.


E. The Division of Legislative Services is hereby directed to lead a technical staff working group, including staff of the Joint Commission on Technology and Science, the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC), the Office of the Secretary of Technology, the Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA), and the Office of the Attorney General, and others as may be deemed appropriate to review VITA's existing responsibilities, as set forth in the Code of Virginia, in uncodified Acts of Assembly, and in the Appropriation Act. The working group shall develop legislation that reorganizes, clarifies, and codifies, but does not substantively amend, such responsibilities. The technical working group shall present its proposal to JLARC no later than November 1, 2015, so that it may be considered for introduction at the 2016 Session of the General Assembly.


F. Included in this item is $264,462 the first year and $349,835 the second year from dedicated special revenue to implement the recommendations of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee.