2017 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Introduced)

Virginia Employment Commission

Item 126

Item 126

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Workforce Systems Services (47000)$608,548,028$608,548,028
Job Placement Services (47001)FY2017 $29,889,191FY2018 $29,889,191
Unemployment Insurance Services (47002)FY2017 $577,799,063FY2018 $577,799,063
Workforce Development Services (47003)FY2017 $859,774FY2018 $859,774
Fund Sources:  
SpecialFY2017 $5,847,388FY2018 $5,847,388
Trust and AgencyFY2017 $602,700,640FY2018 $602,700,640

Authority: Title 60.2, Chapters 1 through 6, Code of Virginia.

A. Revenues deposited into the Special Unemployment Compensation Administration Fund shall be used for the purposes set out in the following order of priority: 1) to make payment of any interest owed on loans from the U.S. Treasury for payment of unemployment compensation benefits; 2) to support essential services of the Commission, particularly in the event of reductions in federal funding; 3) to finance the cost of capital projects; and 4) to fund the discretionary fund established in § 60.2-315, Code of Virginia. Funding may be transferred from the capital budget to the operating budget consistent with this language.

B. Reed Act funds distributed by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 and credited to the unemployment trust fund with respect to federal fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002, under § 1103 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.), as amended, shall be used only for the administration of the unemployment compensation program, under the direction of the Virginia Employment Commission and shall not be subject to the requirements of § 60.2-305, Code of Virginia.

C. There is hereby appropriated out of the funds made available to this state under § 1103 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C.) as amended, the balance of the $51,067,866 of Reed Act funds, if any, provided in Item 120 E. of Chapter 847, 2007 Acts of Assembly, for upgrading obsolete information technology systems, to include staff costs.  This appropriation is subject to the provisions of § 60.2-305, Code of Virginia.  Savings as a result of the new systems shall be retained by the commission.

D. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, all fees incurred by the Virginia Employment Commission with respect to the collection of debts authorized to be collected under  § 2.2-4806 of the Code of Virginia, using the Treasury Offset Program of the United States, shall become part of the debt owed the Commission and may be recovered accordingly.