2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Chapter 854)

Secretary of Finance

Item 255

Item 255

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Administrative and Support Services (79900)$667,595$667,595
General Management and Direction (79901)FY2019 $667,595FY2020 $667,595
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2019 $667,595FY2020 $667,595

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 2, Article 5; § 2.2-201, Code of Virginia.

A. The Secretary of Finance, in consultation with other affected secretaries, is hereby authorized to order the State Comptroller to transfer to the general fund a reasonable sum, as determined by the State Comptroller, from annual charges of internal service funds and enterprise funds that exceed the cost of providing services or that represent over-recoveries from the general fund.

B. Following every General Assembly session, the financial plan in place required by § 2.2-1503.1, Code of Virginia, shall be updated to reflect policy changes or budget actions adopted by the General Assembly that would alter financial assumptions included in the plan. The revised financial plan shall be posted on the Department of Planning and Budget website no later than September 1 of each year.

C. 1. The Secretary of Finance shall develop a plan for the competitive procurement of services and supplies from third-parties during natural disasters based upon reasonable cost. In developing the plan, the Secretary shall consult with the Secretaries of Education and Health and Human Resources to assess the use of state institutions of higher education facilities, or other third-party facilities, for sheltering displaced persons during a disaster. The Secretary shall also evaluate potential agreements for family-based pricing structures that allow families to be sheltered together at a lower cost than being sheltered individually. The Secretary shall present the proposed plan to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2019.

2. The Secretary shall convene a workgroup of representatives from appropriate agencies to review the feasibility of implementing a web-based repository of sheltering information, which shall at minimum provide information on the availability of shelters, including their type, capacity, and location. The web portal should be available to emergency coordinators, and consideration should be given to interfacing with a system for alerting the public of sheltering and evacuation information when a disaster occurs. The Secretary shall report the findings and recommendations of the workgroup to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than November 1, 2019.