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"L. In the event of the transition of a city to town status pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 41 (§ 15.2-4100 et seq.) of Title 15.2, Code of Virginia, or the consolidation of a city and a county into a single city pursuant to the provisions of Chapter 35 (§ 15.2-3500 et seq.) of Title 15.2, Code of Virginia, subsequent to July 1, 1999, the Compensation Board shall provide funding from Items 67.20, 67.50, 67.60, 67.70 and 67.80 of this act, consistent with the requirements of § 15.2-1302, Code of Virginia. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph E of this item, any positions in the constitutional offices of the former city or former county which are available for reallocation as a result of the transition or consolidation shall be first reallocated in accordance with Compensation Board staffing standards to the constitutional officers in the county in which the town is situated or to the consolidated city, without regard to the Compensation Board's priority of need ranking for reallocated positions. The salary and fringe benefit costs for these positions shall be deducted from any amounts due the county or the consolidated city, as provided in § 15.2-1302, Code of Virginia."