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2019 Session

Budget Bill - HB1700 (Enrolled)

Fort Monroe Authority

Item 121

Item 121

First Year - FY2019Second Year - FY2020
Economic Development Services (53400)$5,815,606
$6,315,606
$5,923,245
$6,080,167
Administrative Services (53422)FY2019 $5,815,606
$6,315,606
FY2020 $5,923,245
$6,080,167
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2019 $5,815,606
$6,315,606
FY2020 $5,923,245
$6,080,167

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 22, Code of Virginia.


A.1. Out of the amounts in this Item, $5,815,606 $6,315,606 the first year and $5,923,245 $6,080,167 the second year from the general fund shall be provided for the Commonwealth's share of the estimated operating expenses of the Fort Monroe Authority (FMA). This appropriation represents the Commonwealth's share of the FMA's estimated operating expenses. These expenses may not be reimbursed by the federal government and shall be reduced by any federal funding the authority may receive for expenditures funded through the Commonwealth's contribution that ultimately qualify for federal reimbursement. Any such reimbursements shall be repaid to the general fund. The State Comptroller shall disburse the first and second year appropriations in twelve equal monthly installments.


2. All moneys of the FMA, from whatever source derived, shall be paid to the treasurer of the FMA. The Auditor of Public Accounts or his legally authorized representatives shall annually examine the accounts of the books of the FMA.


3. Employees of the FMA shall be eligible for membership in the Virginia Retirement System and participation in all of the health and related insurance and other benefits, including premium conversion and flexible benefits, available to state employees as provided by law.


4. Pursuant to § 2.2-2338, Code of Virginia, the Board of Trustees of the FMA shall be deemed a state public body and may meet by electronic communication means in accordance with the requirements set forth in § 2.2-3708, Code of Virginia. Electronic communication shall mean the same as that term is defined in § 2.2-3701, Code of Virginia.


5. Notwithstanding any other provision of law or agreement, the amount paid from all sources of funds by the FMA to the City of Hampton pursuant to § 2.2-2342, Code of Virginia, shall not exceed $983,960 in FY 2019 and $983,960 in FY 2020. Beginning July 1, 2016, the FMA shall not pay any such amount to the City of Hampton until the City has recorded among the land records in the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk of the City of Hampton an instrument removing any liens or claims of liens on the real property of the Commonwealth at Fort Monroe. Such instrument shall state that the City acknowledges that in the event of conflict between any fees in lieu of taxes provided for under § 2.2-2342 of the Code of Virginia and the Appropriations Act, the Appropriations Act shall prevail. Such instrument shall further state that the FMA has paid all amounts set by the Appropriations Act for fiscal year 2014, fiscal year 2015 and fiscal year 2016 and that the City does not assert nor will it assert in the future any liens of any kind on the real property of the Commonwealth at Fort Monroe. Such instrument shall be in a form acceptable to, and have the written approval of the Attorney General of the Commonwealth in advance of recordation.