1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Court Appointment Fees (language only)

Item 21 #1h

Item 21 #1h

Judicial Department
Supreme Court

Page 15, after line 35, insert:
"E.  It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Governor, in his budget recommendations for the 1998-2000 biennium which will be presented on or about December 20, 1997, shall include such additional sum in the budget of the Supreme Court of Virginia as may be required to assure that fees for compensation of court appointed counsel in criminal matters pursuant to §§16.1-267 and 19.2-163, Code of Virginia, and fees associated with involuntary mental commitment proceedings pursuant to §37.1-89, Code of Virginia, shall may be increased each year by an amount equal to the proportionate change in the official state revenue collection estimate of Virginia Adjusted Gross Income for the respective year, when compared to the official estimate for the immediately preceding year."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)