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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Chapter 854)

Department of State Police

Item 420

Item 420

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Law Enforcement and Highway Safety Services (31000)$284,746,976
$284,796,976
$286,481,735
$286,531,735
Aviation Operations (31001)FY2019 $7,626,764
$7,676,764
FY2020 $9,489,396
$9,539,396
Commercial Vehicle Enforcement (31002)FY2019 $5,748,407FY2020 $5,748,407
Counter-Terrorism (31003)FY2019 $6,170,042FY2020 $6,170,042
Help Eliminate Auto Theft (HEAT) (31004)FY2019 $1,900,191FY2020 $1,900,191
Drug Enforcement (31005)FY2019 $22,914,510FY2020 $22,914,510
Crime Investigation and Intelligence Services (31006)FY2019 $36,880,537FY2020 $37,332,029
Uniform Patrol Services (Highway Patrol) (31007)FY2019 $167,862,372FY2020 $167,283,007
Insurance Fraud Program (31009)FY2019 $5,716,743FY2020 $5,716,743
Vehicle Safety Inspections (31010)FY2019 $22,692,343FY2020 $22,692,343
Sex Offender Registry Program Enforcement (31011)FY2019 $7,235,067FY2020 $7,235,067
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $228,391,431
$228,441,431
FY2020 $230,126,190
$230,176,190
SpecialFY2019 $29,247,804FY2020 $29,247,804
Commonwealth TransportationFY2019 $9,083,587FY2020 $9,083,587
Trust and AgencyFY2019 $20,000FY2020 $20,000
Dedicated Special RevenueFY2019 $9,692,692FY2020 $9,692,692
Federal TrustFY2019 $8,311,462FY2020 $8,311,462

Authority: §§ 27-56, 33.2-1726, 46.2-1157 through 46.2-1187, 52-1, 52-4, 52-4.2, 52-4.3, 52-8, 52-8.1, 52-8.2, 52-8.4 and 56-334, Code of Virginia.


A. Included in this appropriation is $810,687 the first year and $810,687 the second year from Commonwealth Transportation Funds for the personal and associated nonpersonal services costs for eight positions. These positions will be dedicated to patrolling the I-95/395/495 Interchange.


B. Included in this appropriation is $4,831,625 the first year and $4,831,625 the second year from the Commonwealth Transportation Fund to support enforcement operations at weigh stations statewide.


C. Included in this appropriation is $1,631,282 the first year and $1,631,282 the second year from Commonwealth Transportation Funds that shall be used to support the personal and associated nonpersonal services costs for trooper positions. These positions will be assigned to the “Highway Safety Corridors" and work to supplement the Department of State Police's enforcement efforts in those corridors.


D. The Department of State Police shall modify the implementation of the division of drug law enforcement established pursuant to § 52-8.1:1, Code of Virginia, and shall redirect, as may be necessary, resources heretofore provided for that purpose by the General Assembly for the purposes of homeland security, the gathering of intelligence on terrorist activities, the preparation for response to a terrorist attack and any other activity determined by the Governor to be crucial to strengthening the preparedness of the Commonwealth against the threat of natural disasters and emergencies. Nothing in this Item shall be construed to prohibit the Department of State Police from performing drug law enforcement or investigation as otherwise provided for by the Code of Virginia.


E. Included within this appropriation is $3,098,098 the first year and $3,098,098 the second year from the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund to support the department's aviation (med-flight) operations.


F. Included within this appropriation is $400,000 $450,000 the first year and $400,000 $450,000 the second year from the general fund, which shall be provided to the County of Chesterfield for use in funding the paramedics assigned to the Department of State Police for aviation (med-flight) operations, and for related med-flight expenses.


G. In the event that special fund revenues for this Item exceed expenditures, the balance of such revenues may be used for air medical evacuation equipment improvements, information technology upgrades or for motor vehicle replacement.


H. Included in this appropriation is $110,000 the first year and $110,000 the second year from the general fund to maintain increased traffic enforcement on Interstate 81. These funds shall be used to provide overtime payments for extended and additional work shifts so as to maintain the enhanced level of State Police patrols on this and other public highways in the Commonwealth.


I.1. Included in the appropriation for this Item is sufficient funding to support, in addition to sworn positions, at least 43 non-sworn positions for monitoring persons required to comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registry. The department shall coordinate monitoring and verification activities related to registry requirements with other state and local law enforcement agencies that have responsibility for monitoring or supervising individuals who are also required to comply with the requirements of the Sex Offender Registry.


2. The Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, in conjunction with the Superintendent of State Police, shall report on the implementation of the monitoring of offenders required to comply with the Sex Offender Registry requirements. The report shall include at a minimum: (1) the number of verifications conducted; (2) the number of investigations of violations; (3) the status of coordination with other state and local law enforcement agencies activities to monitor Sex Offender Registry requirements; and (4) an update of the sex offender registration and monitoring section in the department's current "Manpower Augmentation Study." This report shall be provided to the Governor and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees each year by January 1.


J. Included within this appropriation is $200,000 the first year and $200,000 the second year from nongeneral funds to be used by the Department of State Police to record revenue related to overtime work performed by troopers at the end of a fiscal year and for which reimbursement was not received by the department until the following fiscal year. The Department of Accounts shall establish a revenue code and fund detail for this revenue.


K. Included within this appropriation is $100,000 the first year and $100,000 the second year from the general fund for the Department of State Police to enhance its capabilities in recruiting minority troopers. Funding is to support increased marketing and advertising efforts for recruiting minorities.


L. Included within this appropriation is $116,988 the first year and $116,988 the second year from the Department of Aviation's special fund to support the aviation operations of the Department of State Police.


M.1. Out of the amounts appropriated for this Item, $1,450,000 the first year and $1,450,000 the second year from nongeneral funds shall be distributed to the department to expand the operations of the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.


2. Pursuant to paragraph H.2 of Item 395, the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force shall provide a report on the actual expenditures and performance results achieved each year. Copies of this report shall be provided each year to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by October 1.


N. Out of the appropriation for this Item, $1,543,733 the first year and $3,406,365 the second year from the general fund is continued for the ongoing financing costs of purchasing four helicopters through the state's master equipment lease purchase program.


O. Effective July 1, 2015, the Superintendent of State Police shall provide training to all local law enforcement agencies on the proper method to register and re-register persons required to be registered with the Sex Offender and Crimes Against Minors Registry. Should the Superintendent have reason to believe that any local law enforcement agency is not registering sex offenders as required by § 9.1-903, Code of Virginia, the Superintendent shall notify the local law enforcement agency, as well as the Executive Secretary of the Compensation Board and the Director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services.


P. Included in this appropriation for this item is $1,708,919 the first year and $1,129,554 the second year from the general fund to establish the second Special Operations Division, which shall serve the Sixth Division. Positions from the Sixth Division that are transferred into the Special Operations Sixth Division shall be backfilled in the Sixth Division.


Q. Included in this appropriation is $103,470 each year from the general fund for the Department of State Police to hire an aviation mechanic for the Fourth Aviation Division in Abingdon.


R. The Department shall study the steps necessary to contract with insurance providers for reimbursement of expenses related to the provision of Med-flight services and report on those steps and the estimated annual revenue to the Department of Planning and Budget and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and the Senate Finance Committees by November 30, 2019.