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2020 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Reenrolled)

Central Appropriations

Item 479

Item 479

First Year - FY2021Second Year - FY2022
Payments for Special or Unanticipated Expenditures (75800)$6,769,500$5,519,500
Miscellaneous Contingency Reserve Account (75801)FY2021 $1,300,000FY2022 $1,300,000
Economic Development Assistance (75804)FY2021 $2,400,000FY2022 $2,150,000
Undistributed Support for Designated State Agency Activities (75806)FY2021 $3,069,500FY2022 $2,069,500
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2021 $6,769,500FY2022 $5,519,500

Authority: Discretionary Inclusion.


A. The Governor is hereby authorized to allocate sums from this appropriation, in addition to an amount not to exceed $5,000,000 from the unappropriated balance derived by subtracting the general fund appropriations from the projected general fund revenues in this act, to provide for supplemental funds pursuant to paragraph D hereof. Transfers from this Item shall be made only when (1) sufficient funds are not available within the agency's appropriation and (2) additional funds must be provided prior to the end of the next General Assembly Session.


B.1. The Governor is authorized to allocate from the unappropriated general fund balance in this act such amounts as are necessary to provide for unbudgeted cost increases to state agencies incurred as a result of actions to enhance homeland security, combat terrorism, and to provide for costs associated with the payment of a salary supplement for state classified employees ordered to active duty as part of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Virginia National Guard. Any salary supplement provided to state classified employees ordered to active duty, shall apply only to employees who would otherwise earn less in salary and other cash allowances while on active duty as compared to their base salary as a state classified employee. Guidelines for such payments shall be developed by the Department of Human Resource Management in conjunction with the Departments of Accounts and Planning and Budget.


2. The Governor shall submit a report within thirty days to the Chairmen of House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees which itemizes any disbursements made from this Item for such costs.


3. The governing authority of the agencies listed in this subparagraph may, at its discretion and from existing appropriations, provide such payments to their employees ordered to active duty as part of a reserve component of the Armed Forces of the United States or the Virginia National Guard, as are necessary to provide comparable pay supplements to its employees.


a. Agencies in the Legislative and Judicial Departments;


b. The State Corporation Commission, the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission, the Virginia Retirement System, the Virginia Lottery, and the Virginia College Savings Plan;


c. The Office of the Attorney General and the Department of Law; and


d. State-supported institutions of higher education.


C. The Governor is authorized to expend from the unappropriated general fund balance in this act such amounts as are necessary, up to $1,500,000, to provide for indemnity payments to growers, producers, and owners for losses sustained as a result of an infectious disease outbreak or natural disaster in livestock and poultry populations in the Commonwealth. These indemnity payments will compensate growers, producers, and owners for a portion of the difference between the appraised value of each animal destroyed or slaughtered or animal product destroyed in order to control or eradicate an animal disease outbreak and the total of any salvage value plus any compensation paid by the federal government.


D. Out of the appropriation for this item is included $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year from the general fund to be used by the Governor as he may determine to be needed for the following purposes:


1. To address the six conditions listed in § 4-1.03 c 5 of this act.


2. To provide for unbudgeted and unavoidable increases in costs to state agencies for essential commodities, services, and training which cannot be absorbed within agency appropriations including unbudgeted benefits associated with Workforce Transition Act requirements.


3. To secure federal funds in the event that additional matching funds are needed for Virginia to participate in the federal Superfund program.


4. To provide a payment of up to $100,000 to the Military Order of the Purple Heart, for the continued operation of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor, provided that at least half of other states have made similar grants.


5. In addition, if the amounts appropriated in this Item are insufficient to meet the unanticipated events enumerated, the Governor may utilize up to $1,000,000 the first year and $1,000,000 the second year from the general fund amounts appropriated for the Commonwealth's Opportunity Fund for the unanticipated purposes set forth in paragraph D.1. through paragraph D.5. of this Item.


6. In addition, to provide for payment of monetary rewards to persons who have disclosed information of wrongdoing or abuse under the Fraud and Abuse Whistle Blower Protection Act.


7. The Department of Planning and Budget shall submit a quarterly report of any disbursements made from, commitments made against, and requests made for such sums authorized for allocation pursuant to this paragraph to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees. This report shall identify each of the conditions specified in this paragraph for which the transfer is made.


E. Included in this appropriation is $300,000 the first year and $300,000 the second year from the general fund to pay for private legal services and the general fund share of unbudgeted costs for enforcement of the 1998 Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement. Transfers for private legal services shall be made by the Director, Department of Planning and Budget upon prior written authorization of the Governor or the Attorney General, pursuant to § 2.2-510, Code of Virginia or Item 57, Paragraph D of this act. Transfers for enforcement of the Master Settlement Agreement shall be made by the Director, Department of Planning and Budget at the request of the Attorney General, pursuant to Item 57, Paragraph B of this act.


F. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 58.1-608.3B.(v), Code of Virginia, any municipality which has issued bonds on or after July 1, 2001, but before July 1, 2006, to pay the cost, or portion thereof, of any public facility pursuant to § 58.1-608.3, Code of Virginia, shall be entitled to all sales tax revenues generated by transactions taking place in such public facility.


G. Any unexpended balance remaining in this Item on June 30, 2020, shall be carried forward on the books of the Comptroller and shall be available for expenditure in the second year of the current biennium. Any unexpended balance remaining in this Item on June 30, 2021, shall be carried forward on the books of the Comptroller and shall be available for expenditures in the next biennium.


H.1. Out of this appropriation, $1,000,000 the first year from the general fund shall be provided to the City of Richmond for the reimbursement of expenses incurred for the development of the Slavery and Freedom Heritage Site in Richmond, including Lumpkin's Pavilion and Slave Trail improvements. Any unexpended general fund balances remaining from the appropriation in this paragraph shall not revert to the general fund at the end of the fiscal year, but shall be brought forward and reappropriated for its original purpose.


2. The City of Richmond shall provide documentation to the Department of General Services on the progress of this project and actual expenditures incurred for it in a form acceptable to the Secretaries of Finance and Administration.


3. The Department of General Services shall act as the fiscal agent for these funds. The director shall oversee the expenditure of state appropriations to ensure that payments to the City of Richmond are made consistent with the purposes set out in paragraphs and The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to transfer these funds to the Department of General Services to implement this appropriation.


4. This appropriation shall be exempt from the disbursement procedures specified in § 4-5.05 of the act.


I.1. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to transfer any remaining balances originally appropriated in Item 476 I., Chapter 836, 2017 Virginia Acts of Assembly, the first year, to the Department of State Police for unanticipated costs associated with mitigating security threats, information technology (IT) security gaps, and the data stored on IT systems used by the Department. The costs eligible for reimbursement shall be for information technology and telecommunications goods and services that have been procured in accordance with the regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency.


2.a. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 2.2-2011, Code of Virginia, the Department of State Police is authorized to procure, develop, operate, and manage the cyber security and management tools required to protect the information technology used by the Department that is defined as out-of-scope from the Virginia Information Technologies Agency pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the two agencies dated August 30, 2013. The Department of State Police shall be solely responsible for securing all aspects of information technology defined as out-of-scope in the current MOU.


b. Costs expended by the Department of State Police for cyber security and management tools shall be reimbursed by the Director, Department of Planning and Budget from unexpended funds provided in paragraph I.1. of this Item, after such expenses have been approved by the Chief Information Officer and determined to be in compliance with the regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency.


3.a. The Superintendent of State Police shall develop and report to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations and Senate Committee on Finance a detailed transition plan addressing the steps required for the Department of State Police to assume responsibility for the development, operation, and management of all of its information technology infrastructure and services. The Department of State Police is authorized to procure consulting services to assist in the development of the detailed transition plan. The Virginia Information Technologies Agency shall assist in the development and drafting of the detailed transition plan.


b. The report shall, at a minimum, include a detailed transition plan that: (i) identifies and evaluates anticipated transition timelines, tasks, activities, and responsible parties; (ii) identifies any one-time and ongoing costs of transitioning responsibility for information technology services from the Virginia Information Technologies Agency to the Department of State Police, including the estimated costs to obtain existing information technology assets or transition services from Northrop Grumman; (iii) identifies the ongoing costs of staffing, services, and contracts related to enterprise security and management tools, legacy system replacements or upgrades, construction or lease of facilities including data centers, labor costs and workload analyses, and training costs; (iv) identifies any other such factors deemed necessary for discussion as identified by the Superintendent of State Police or Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth; (v) identifies necessary changes required to transition and modernize current statutes related to basic State Police communication systems consistent with the Criminal Justice Information Services Security Policy Version 5.5, or its successor; and (vi) provides a jointly developed and agreed upon MOU between the Department of State Police and the Virginia Information Technologies Agency that certifies the information.


c. Costs expended by the Department of State Police for the development of the detailed transition plan shall be reimbursed by the Director, Department of Planning and Budget from unexpended funds provided in paragraph I.1 of this item, after such expenses have been approved by the Chief Information Officer and determined to be in compliance with the regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency.


d. The report and accompanying Memorandum shall be provided to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations and Senate Committee on Finance as required by Item 476 I., Chapter 836, 2017 Virginia Acts of Assembly. The Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth shall review the report and provide an analysis of the detailed transition plan no later than 30 days after submission of the report to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Appropriations and Senate Committee on Finance.


4. Any remaining balances as originally appropriated in Item 476 I.5., Chapter 836, 2017 Virginia Acts of Assembly, from the general fund are authorized to be transferred to reimburse the Department of State Police for costs associated with mitigating information technology security threats and gaps required to protect and manage out-of-scope information technology that is not addressed in paragraph 3.b. All such costs shall be eligible for reimbursement if they have been procured in accordance with the regulations, policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines of the Virginia Information Technologies Agency. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget is authorized to release this funding following certification by the Chief Information Officer that these costs address cyber security threats and gaps, including upgrades to legacy applications to remediate audit findings by the Auditor of Public Accounts or Commonwealth Security and Risk Management.


J. Out of this appropriation, $1,350,000 the first year and $1,350,000 the second year from the general fund is provided to support the advancement of computer science education and implementation of the Commonwealth's new computer science standards across the public education continuum. These funds are intended to provide high quality professional development to current and future teachers; create, curate, and disseminate high quality computer science curriculum, instructional resources, and assessments; support summer and after-school computer science related programming for students; and facilitate meaningful career exposure and work-based learning opportunities in computer science fields for high school students. Funds shall be disbursed through a competitive grant process and shall prioritize at-risk students and schools. In consultation with the Secretary of Finance and the Secretary of Commerce and Trade, the Secretary of Education shall develop a process to award these funds in accordance with the provisions of this language, with the Governor providing final approval for distribution of the funds.


K.1. Out of this appropriation is included $1,050,000 the first year and $800,000 the second year from the general fund for the first two phases of the integration and enhancement of Virginia's workforce technology systems. The project will enable single sign-on access for users and the addition of new individual, organization, and community-level data from both current and future agency partners. To the maximum extent allowable under federal law, regulation, and guidance, functionality will be developed to automatically associate wage and licensure outcomes to participant records, enabling performance-driven management and contracting. The project will also support the development of shared customer-facing applications, analytic tools, and interfaces. All elements of this project will be conducted in coordination with the Chief Data Officer and Chief Workforce Development Advisor.


2. On or before November 1, 2020, the Chief Data Officer and Chief Workforce Development Advisor, with input from the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, shall submit a report detailing the progress of implementation for Phase I of this project among the four Titles of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act and within the state's one-stop centers. This report shall also include a plan for sustaining Phase I and Phase II of the project, including the appropriate agency owner.


L. Out of this appropriation is included up to $1,069,500 the first year and up to $1,069,500 the second year from the general fund for the purpose of redistricting, which shall include expenses related to the Virginia Redistricting Commission if approved by voter referendum in the November, 2020 general election. The Department of Planning and Budget is authorized to transfer these amounts to the applicable state agency or agencies to support the purposes of redistricting, including supporting the Commission if approved.


M.1. Out of this appropriation, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget is authorized to transfer an amount up to $1,000,000 the first year and up to $1,000,000 the second year to the Department of Emergency Management for evaluating, upgrading, and maintaining the Integrated Flood Observation and Warning System (IFLOWS). These funds may not be transferred until the requirements of Paragraph 2. of this Item have been fulfilled.


2. The State Coordinator of the Department of Emergency Management shall develop a plan that prioritizes a list of repairs, replacements, upgrades, and maintenance needs of IFLOWS systems. The Department is directed to provide a report that consists of, but is not limited to, detailed costs to address each project; a phased plan to fund the cost of upgrading, enhancing, and maintaining the systems, if feasible, giving priority to systems that require immediate replacement, repairs, and upgrades; and recommendations for offsetting the costs with federal grants and cost-sharing opportunities with localities that rely on IFLOWS. The report shall be submitted to the Secretary of Finance, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, and the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees no later than October 15, 2020.