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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Enrolled)

Item 4-2.02

Item 4-2.02

§ 4-2.02 GENERAL FUND REVENUE


a. STATE AGENCY PAYMENTS INTO GENERAL FUND:


1. Except as provided in § 4-2.02 a.2., all moneys, fees, taxes, charges and revenues received at any time by the following agencies from the sources indicated shall be paid immediately into the general fund of the state treasury:


a) Marine Resources Commission, from all sources, except:


1) Revenues payable to the Public Oyster Rocks Replenishment Fund established by § 28.2-542, Code of Virginia.


2) Revenue payable to the Virginia Marine Products Fund established by § 3.2-2705, Code of Virginia.


3) Revenue payable to the Virginia Saltwater Recreational Fishing Development Fund established by § 28.2-302.3, Code of Virginia.


4) Revenue payable to the Marine Fishing Improvement Fund established by § 28.2-208, Code of Virginia.


5) Revenue payable to the Marine Habitat and Waterways Improvement Fund established by § 28.2-1206, Code of Virginia.


b1) Department of Labor and Industry, or any other agency, for the administration of the state labor and employment laws under Title 40.1, Code of Virginia.


2) Department of Labor and Industry, from boiler and pressure vessel inspection certificate fees, pursuant to § 40.1-51.15, Code of Virginia.


c) All state institutions for the mentally ill or intellectually disabled, from fees or per diem paid employees for the performance of services for which such payment is made, except for a fee or per diem allowed by statute to a superintendent or staff member of any such institution when summoned as a witness in any court.


d) Secretary of the Commonwealth, from all sources.


e) The Departments of Corrections, Juvenile Justice, and Correctional Education, as required by law, including revenues from sales of dairy and other farm products.


f) Auditor of Public Accounts, from charges for audits or examinations when the law requires that such costs be borne by the county, city, town, regional government or political subdivision of such governments audited or examined.


g) Department of Education, from repayment of student scholarships and loans, except for the cost of such collections.


h) Department of the Treasury, from the following source:


Fees collected for handling cash and securities deposited with the State Treasurer pursuant to § 46.2-454, Code of Virginia.


i) Attorney General, from recoveries of attorneys' fees and costs of litigation.


j) Department of Social Services, from net revenues received from child support collections after all disbursements are made in accordance with state and federal statutes and regulations, and the state's share of the cost of administering the programs is paid.


k) Department of General Services, from net revenues received from refunds of overpayments of utilities charges in prior fiscal years, after deduction of the cost of collection and any refunds due to the federal government.


l) Without regard to paragraph e) above, the following revenues shall be excluded from the requirement for deposit to the general fund and shall be deposited as follows: (1) payments to Virginia Correctional Enterprises shall be deposited into the Virginia Correctional Enterprises Fund; (2) payments to the Departments of Corrections, Juvenile Justice and Correctional Education for work performed by inmates, work release prisoners, probationers or wards, which are intended to cover the expenses of these inmates, work release prisoners, probationers, or wards, shall be retained by the respective agencies for their use; and (3) payments to the Department of Correctional Education for work performed shall be retained by the agency to increase vocational training activities and to purchase work tools and work clothes for inmates, upon release.


m) the Department of State Police, from the fees generated by the Firearms Transaction Program Fund, the Concealed Weapons Program, and the Conservator of the Peace Program pursuant to §§ 18.2-308, 18.2-308.2:2 and 19.2-13, Code of Virginia


2. The provisions of § 4-2.02 a.1. State Agency Payments into General Fund shall not apply to proceeds from the sale of surplus materials pursuant to § 2.2-1125, Code of Virginia. However, the State Comptroller is authorized to transfer to the general fund of the state treasury, out of the credits under § 4-1.04 a.1 Unappropriated Nongeneral Funds – Sale of Surplus Materials of this act, sums derived from the sale of materials originally purchased with general fund appropriations. The State Comptroller may authorize similar transfers of the proceeds from the sale of property not subject to § 2.2-1124, Code of Virginia, if said property was originally acquired with general fund appropriations, unless the General Assembly provides otherwise.


n) Without regard to § 4-2.02 a.1 above, payments to the Treasurer of Virginia assessed to insurance companies for the safekeeping and handling of securities or surety bonds deposited as insurance collateral shall be deposited into the Insurance Collateral Assessment Fund to defray such safekeeping and handling expenses.


b. DEFINITION OF GENERAL FUND REVENUE FOR PERSONAL PROPERTY RELIEF ACT


Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, for purposes of subsection C of § 58.1-3524 and subsection B of § 58.1-3536, Code of Virginia, the term general fund revenues, excluding transfers, is defined as (i) all state taxes, including penalties and interest, required and/or authorized to be collected and paid into the general fund of the state treasury pursuant to Title 58.1, Code of Virginia; (ii) permits, fees, licenses, fines, forfeitures, charges for services, and revenue from the use of money and property required and/or authorized to be paid into the general fund of the treasury; and (iii) amounts required to be deposited to the general fund of the state treasury pursuant to § 4-2.02 a.1., of this act.  However, in no case shall (i) lump-sum payments, (ii) one-time payments not generated from the normal operation of state government, or (iii) proceeds from the sale of state property or assets be included in the general fund revenue calculations for purposes of subsection C of § 58.1-3524 and subsection B of § 58.1-3536, Code of Virginia.


c. DATE OF RECEIPT OF REVENUES:


All June general fund collections received under Subtitle I of Title 58.1, Code of Virginia, bearing a postmark date or electronic transactions with a settlement or notification date on or before the first business day in July, when June 30 falls on a Saturday or Sunday, shall be considered as June revenue and recorded under guidelines established annually by the Department of Accounts.


I VETO THIS ITEM /s/ Terence R. McAuliffe (6/21/14) (Vetoed item is enclosed in brackets.)

[d. SETTLEMENTS NEGOTIATED BY THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL:


1. There is hereby created the Disbursement Review Committee (the "Committee"), the members of which are the Attorney General, who shall serve as chairman; the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations and one Delegate appointed by him, or their designees; the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance and one Senator appointed by him, or their designees; and two individuals appointed by the Governor.  Whenever the Attorney General reasonably expects that there will be money or any real, tangible, or intangible property ("money or property"), or both, other than criminal fines (which would go to the Literary Fund) or attorney's fees (i) due or available to the Commonwealth as a result of any civil or criminal dispute or (ii) available to the Commonwealth or to any state or local governmental entity in the Commonwealth from any federal entity pursuant to an asset forfeiture equitable sharing agreement or other legal action, including a compromise, settlement, or agreement in a multistate action in which the Attorney General has participated on behalf of the Commonwealth or an agency of the Commonwealth, he shall forthwith notify all members of the Committee of the pertinent facts, and may convene a meeting of the Committee, but shall convene a meeting of the Committee at the request of any member. 


2. For a compromise, settlement, or agreement under subdivision 1(i) above, the Attorney General shall prepare and recommend to the Committee a proposed Distribution Plan (the "Plan") regarding the distribution and use of money or property, or both, to be received by the Commonwealth as a result of any  such compromise, settlement, or agreement.   The Committee may propose the same or a modified Plan to the General Assembly for the distribution or use, or both, of such money or property, or both.


3. For a compromise, settlement, or agreement under subdivision 1(ii) above, if the distribution or use, or both, of any money or property, or both, to be received by the Commonwealth is determined by a court order, federal law, or by a federal entity pursuant to federal law (such as a federal asset forfeiture sharing agreement), the Attorney General shall prepare and provide to the Committee a proposed Plan for the distribution and use  of any such money or property, or both, that is consistent with such court order, federal law, or regulations or policies of such federal agency.   If the permissible purpose(s) for the distribution or use, or both, of such money or property, or both, is described in general terms (for example, it must be used for "law enforcement purposes" or for "consumer education"), the Committee may propose a modified Plan with a more particular distribution  or use, or both, that falls within such general permissible purpose(s).   If a federal entity must approve the final Plan for such distribution or use, or both, and does not approve the Plan submitted to it by the Attorney General, he shall so inform the Committee, and the Plan may be revised if deemed appropriate and resubmitted to the federal entity for approval.   If the federal entity approves the original Plan or a revised Plan, the Attorney General shall so inform the Committee, and the  Committee shall recommend to the General Assembly distribution or use, or both, of such money or property, or both, that is consistent with the Plan approved by the federal entity.


4. The Attorney General shall not enter into any compromise, settlement, or agreement for the distribution of money or property, or both, to be received by the Commonwealth under subdivision 1(i) or 1(ii) unless the compromise, settlement, or agreement provides that such money or property, or both, is to be deposited into the state treasury.   No such distribution shall occur without a specific appropriation by the General Assembly that is consistent with the permissible purpose(s) set forth in the court order or federal law or by the federal entity.   If a federal entity must approve the final Plan for such distribution or use, or both, and the General Assembly's appropriation in an appropriation act differs from the Plan approved by the federal entity, the appropriation shall be submitted to the federal entity for approval.    The distribution of any money or property, or both, shall be done in a manner as prescribed by the State Comptroller in order to ensure proper accounting on the books of the Commonwealth. 


5. The provisions of subdivisions 1) through 4) shall not apply to any negotiation, compromise, settlement, or agreement involving money or property, or both (a) where the distribution and use of such money or property, or both, is governed specifically by this act or by the constitution or other law of the Commonwealth, (b) in which the total value of such moneys or property does not exceed $250,000, or (c) in which the entire amount of the settlement is for services provided, or for property sold or provided, under a contract with a governmental entity.  "Governmental entity" shall include, without limitation, public institutions of higher education.  The General Assembly hereby appropriates a sum sufficient amount for any settlement or agreement authorized solely by virtue of this subdivision 5.  The provisions of this § 4-2.02.d. shall not apply to state teaching hospitals.]