2023 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB6001 (Enrolled)

Office of the Governor

Item 59

Item 59

First Year - FY2023Second Year - FY2024
Disaster Planning and Operations (72200)sum sufficient

Authority: Title 44, Chapter 3.2, Code of Virginia.

A.1. The amount for Disaster Assistance is from all funds of the state treasury, not constitutionally restricted, and is to be effective only in the event of a declared state of emergency or authorization by the Governor of the sum sufficient, pursuant to § 44-146.28, Code of Virginia. Any appropriation authorized by this Item shall be transferred to state agencies for payment of eligible costs according to written directions of the Governor or by such other person or persons as may be designated by him for this purpose.

2. Any amount authorized for expenditure pursuant to § 44-146.28, Code of Virginia, shall be paid to eligible jurisdictions in accordance with guidelines and procedures established by the Department of Emergency Management, pursuant to § 44-146.28, Code of Virginia.

3. The amount calculated for disaster assistance for any event provided under this authority shall be made in consultation with the Secretary of Finance, and, as deemed appropriate by the Secretary, the Department of Planning and Budget.

B. In the event of a Presidentially declared disaster, the state and local share of any federal assistance, hazard mitigation, or flood control programs in which the state participates will be determined in accordance with the procedures in the "Commonwealth of Virginia Emergency Operations Plan, Basic Plan," promulgated by the Department of Emergency Management. The state share of any such program shall be no less than 10 percent.