2006 Code of Virginia § 30-19.03:1 - Bills requiring net additional expenditures by local governments to be filed by first calendar day ...

30-19.03:1. Bills requiring net additional expenditures by localgovernments to be filed by first calendar day of session.

No bill which mandates a net additional expenditure by any county, city, ortown shall be considered by the General Assembly at a regular session unlessthe bill has been filed on or before the first calendar day of any session ofthe General Assembly, unless requested by the Governor or is filed inaccordance with the rules of the General Assembly. A bill shall be deemed tomandate an expenditure if it has the effect of requiring any county, city, ortown to (i) perform or administer a new or expanded program or service, (ii)maintain an existing program or service at a specified level of spending ordelivery, (iii) assume or incur administrative costs in support of a state orstate-related program, or (iv) furnish capital facilities for state orstate-related activities.

For purposes of this section, "net additional expenditure" means the costanticipated to be incurred annually, less any revenues receivable on accountof the program or service from fees charged recipients of the program orservice, state or federal aid paid specifically and categorically inconnection with the program or service, new or increased local sources ofrevenue authorized and designated specifically to offset the cost of theprogram or service, and any offsetting savings resulting from the reductionor elimination of any program or service directly attributable to theperformance of the required program or service.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to a program or service thatis required or arises from a court order or judgment, nor to a program orservice that is provided at the option of the county, city, or town under alaw that is permissive rather than mandatory.

The enactment of any statute that mandates a net additional expenditure byany county, city or town shall be conclusive proof that the proceduralrequirements of this section have been satisfied or waived.

(1995, c. 743; 1996, c. 685.)

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