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2016 Session

Budget Bill - HB29 (Introduced)

Item 4-9.02

Item 4-9.02

§ 4-9.02 LEVEL II AUTHORITY


a. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 5 of Chapter 824 and 829 of the 2008 Acts of Assembly, institutions of higher education that have met the eligibility criteria for additional operational and administrative authority set forth in Chapters 824 and 829 of the 2008 Acts of Assembly shall be allowed to enter into separate negotiations for additional operational authority for a third and separate functional area listed in Chapter 824 and 829 of the 2008 Acts of Assembly, provided they have:


1. successfully completed at least three years of effectiveness and efficiencies operating under such additional authority granted by an original memorandum of understanding; 


2. successfully renewed an additional memoranda of understanding for a five year term for each of the original two areas.


The institutions shall meet all criteria and follow policies for negotiating and establishing a memorandum of understanding with the Commonwealth of Virginia as provided in § 2.0 (Information Technology), § 3.0 (Procurement), and § 4.0 (Capital Outlay) of Chapter 824 and 829 of the 2008 Acts of Assembly.


b. As part of the memorandum of understanding, each institution shall be required to adopt at least one new education-related measure for the new area of operational authority.  Each education-related measure and its respective target shall be developed in consultation with the Secretary of Finance, Secretary of Education, the appropriate Cabinet Secretary, and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia. Each education-related measure and its respective target must be approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia and shall become part of the certification required by § 23-9.6:1.01.