1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Conference Report)

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DOC Jail Contracting Language (language only)

Item 469 #4c

Item 469 #4c

Public Safety
Community Corrections, Division of

Page 306, strike lines 39-53.
Page 307, strike line 1.
Page 307, after line 18, insert:
"E.  The Department of Corrections shall enter into agreements with each local and regional jail to house state-responsible offenders and effect transfers of convicted state felons between and among such jails.  Such agreements shall be governed by the provisions of Item 78, Paragraph M of this act.  The Department of Corrections shall provide quarterly reports on the status of this program to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees, beginning on July 1, 1997."

(This amendment directs the Department of Corrections to expand jail contracting with local and regional jails in Virginia. The State Compensation Board, as specified in a companion amendment to Item 78, will act as fiscal agent for the program. This amendment further requires quarterly reporting on the status of the jail contracting program.)