2023 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB6001 (Enrolled)

Division of Legislative Services

Item 6

Item 6

First Year - FY2023Second Year - FY2024
Legislative Research and Analysis (78400)$8,738,378$8,738,378
Bill Drafting and Preparation (78401)FY2023 $8,738,378FY2024 $8,738,378
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2023 $8,718,346FY2024 $8,718,346
SpecialFY2023 $20,032FY2024 $20,032

Authority: Title 30, Chapter 2.2, Code of Virginia.

A. Out of this appropriation shall be paid the annual salary of the Director, Division of Legislative Services, $183,500 from July 10, 2022 to June 9, 2023 and, $192,938 from June 10, 2023, to December 9, 2023, and $196,797 from December 10, 2023 to June 30, 2024.

B. Notwithstanding the salary set out in paragraph A. of this item, the Committee on Joint Rules may establish a salary range for the Director, Division of Legislative Services.

C. The Division of Legislative Services shall continue to provide administrative support to include payroll processing, accounting, and travel expense processing at no charge to the Behavioral Health Commission, the Chesapeake Bay Commission, the Joint Commission on Health Care, the Virginia Commission on Youth, the Commission on Electric Utility Regulation, and the Virginia State Crime Commission.

D. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 the first year from the general fund is provided to support the work of the Senate Joint Resolution 47 (2014) Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century. The funding may be used to contract for expertise and assistance in its work to evaluate the community-based system of service delivery or other related topics as required by the work of the Joint Subcommittee. Any contractor hired shall evaluate the current system along with alternative delivery systems to provide the necessary information and assistance to the subcommittee in determining the most appropriate delivery system, or modifications to the current delivery system, that ensures access, quality, consistency, and accountability. Any remaining balance at year-end shall be carried forward to the subsequent fiscal year.

E.1. Out of this appropriation, $178,400 each year from the general fund is provided to support costs associated with the Joint Subcommittee to Examine the Commonwealth's Pandemic Response, authorized by Senate Joint Resolution 10 of the 2022 General Assembly.

2. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Senate Joint Resolution 10 (2022 Session) Joint Subcommittee to Examine the Commonwealth's Pandemic Response shall continue conducting its study and meet as needed, provide an interim status report by the first day of the 2024 General Assembly Session, and provide a final report by September 1, 2024. Any remaining appropriation at year end shall be carried forward to the subsequent fiscal year to support the Joint Subcommittee.


F. Included in this item is $327,152 in the second year from dedicated special revenue to implement the recommendations of the Chesapeake Bay Restoration Fund Advisory Committee.

G. Out of this appropriation, $250,000 the second year from the general fund is provided for the Division to procure additional expertise as necessary in its role as staff support to the Virginia Gaming Commission established by House Joint Resolution 548, 2023 Acts of Assembly. In addition to the activities directed in HJR 548, the Joint Subcommittee shall evaluate all potential options to consolidate gaming regulation and oversight in the Commonwealth and provide a detailed transition plan in support of recommendations.