1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Item 452 #2h

Item 452 #2h

First Year - FY1997 Second Year - FY1998
Public Safety
Corrections, Department of FY1997 $6,600,000 FY1998 $6,600,000 NGF

Page 293, line 45, strike "$24,427,010" and insert "$31,027,010".
Page 293, line 45, strike "$22,372,399" and insert "$28,972,399".
Page 294, after line 52, insert:
"D.1.  In the event the federal government should make available funds for the Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth in Sentencing Incentive Grant Program, no such federal funds may be obligated or expended unless otherwise provided in this Act, prior to transmittal of a report to the Board of Corrections and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, on proposed uses, item by item, of the federal funds and matching general funds.
2. The Department of Corrections shall make such modifications as may be required to the Virginia grant application for the Violent Offender Incarceration and Truth in Sentencing Incentive Grant Program, in the current fiscal year and in succeeding fiscal years, to expend such funds in the following priority order:
a. Enhancement of the security level for the 1,000 bed private prison to be located in Charlotte County, from a minimum to a medium security institution;
b. Evaluation of the physical plant at the St. Brides Correctional Center to determine the cost effectiveness of renovating the existing medium security facility versus construction of a new medium security facility on the same site;
c. Construction of diversion centers on existing state-owned property in or near the  Commonwealth's metropolitan areas;
d. Planning for a medium security prison, to be located in Tazewell County (Project 15755), pursuant to Item c-66 of this Act.
e. Construction of work centers, using inmate labor, adjacent to secure correctional centers.
3. The Director, Department of Planning and Budget, is authorized to establish capital outlay projects and transfer and allot these funds to implement the provisions of this Item."

(This amendment appropriates additional federal funds which the Department is expected to receive, expresses legislative intent regarding the use of new federal funds and establishes a reporting requirement to aid General Assembly oversight.)