The 2012 Executive Budget Document
Attorney General and Department of Law [ http://www.oag.state.va.us/ ]Mission Statement
The Virginia Office of the Attorney General is the Commonwealth’s law firm. The office is charged with providing legal advice and representation to state agencies, commissions, boards, the legislature, lieutenant governor and the governor; assisting in criminal investigations and prosecutions in cases such as Medicaid fraud, elder abuse, theft of state property, environmental crimes, and computer crimes; enforcing state laws that protect businesses and consumers from fraud; defending criminal convictions when they are appealed; upholding and defending the United States and Virginia constitutions; and defending the laws of the Commonwealth when they are challenged on constitutional grounds. In carrying out these obligations, this office will adhere to the highest ethical and legal standards and bring the necessary legal resources to bear to protect the people and the welfare of the Commonwealth of Virginia. As Virginia’s law firm, the Office of the Attorney General is dedicated to seeing that justice is served and the right course of action is consistently taken in accordance with the law and the constitutions of the United States and Virginia. By faithfully serving Virginia and her people, this office strives to ensure that the Commonwealth will reach a future even brighter than its glorious past.Operating Budget Summary
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Personnel Cost|
|2009 Appropriation||$ 20,848,175||$ 13,885,530||$ 28,393,746|
|2010 Appropriation||$ 19,624,765||$ 14,398,033||$ 28,431,420|
|2011 Appropriation||$ 18,902,820||$ 16,317,614||$ 27,504,808|
|2012 Appropriation||$ 19,266,930||$ 16,198,614||$ 27,752,808|
|2013 Base Budget||$ 19,266,930||$ 16,198,614||$ 28,000,846|
|2013 Addenda||$ 211,523||$ 3,225,491||$ 3,060,596|
|2013 Total||$ 19,478,453||$ 19,424,105||$ 31,061,442|
|2014 Base Budget||$ 19,266,930||$ 16,198,614||$ 28,000,846|
|2014 Addenda||$ 231,571||$ 3,225,491||$ 3,060,596|
|2014 Total||$ 19,498,501||$ 19,424,105||$ 31,061,442|
|General Fund||Nongeneral Fund||Total Positions|
|2013 Base Budget||240.60||77.90||318.50|
|2014 Base Budget||240.60||77.90||318.50|
Recommended Operating Budget Addenda
Increase federal asset forefeiture fundsProvides additional federal asset forfeiture funds awarded to the agency to assist with the increased cost of criminal investigations, including rent, supplies, gasoline, insurance, and the replacement of computer software.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 48,250 $ 48,250
Reduce excess federal fund in Legal Services programAligns federal trust appropriation with the agency's projected revenues for the 2012-2014 biennium in the legal services program.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ (1,900,000) $ (1,900,000)
Increase appropriation of state indirect cost allocation fundsProvides additional state indirect cost allocation plan funds to address increased costs in support services, such as computer and computer software replacement, building rent increases, and supplies.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 610,884 $ 610,884
Correct position fund splitUpdates the fund sources for ten positions from general fund to nongeneral funds to reflect changes in how the positions are now funded.
Increase nongeneral fund appropriationIncreases agency special fund appropriation for legal advice activities to reflect additional support costs and to fund four vacant positions in the child support enforcement, health services, environmental, and real estate divisions.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 460,746 $ 460,746
Fund changes in state employee workers' compensation premiumsAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of state employee workers' compensation premiums based on the allocation of FY 2013 and FY 2014 program costs provided by the Department of Human Resource Management. The allocation is based on the historical experience of the agency and reflects the current policy of providing agencies with 50 percent of any increased costs and allowing agencies to retain 50 percent of any reduced costs.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 250 $ 490
Adjust funding to reflect changes in rent charges at the seat of governmentProvides additional funding to cover the general fund share of increased rent charges at the seat of government. The rent rate increase, the first in six years, results from additional costs to maintain facilities.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 59,424 $ 79,232
Adjust funding to reflect changes in information technology and telecommunication chargesAdjusts the agency's budget for the general fund share of information technology and telecommunication charges based on changes in utilization, services, and rate changes approved by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission on July 1, 2010, and September 1, 2011.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ (4,032) $ (4,032)
Increase Medicaid fraud investigation effortsProvides additional dollars and positions to increase agency's investigation of Medicaid fraud. The agency projects an increase in recoveries as a result of this action.
FY 2013 FY 2014 Nongeneral Fund $ 3,904,266 $ 3,904,266 Authorized Positions $ 32 $ 32
Distribute Central Appropriation amounts to agency budgetsAdjusts the agency budget to reflect amounts moved to or from Central Appropriations to cover the costs of items such as changes in retirement and other benefit contribution rates, as well as the distribution of other centrally funded items.
FY 2013 FY 2014 General Fund $ 155,881 $ 155,881 Nongeneral Fund $ 101,345 $ 101,345