1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Intent to Increase Attorney Fees (language only)

Item 22 #5c

Item 22 #5c

Judicial Department
Supreme Court

Page 19, following line 3, insert:
"F. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the Governor, in his budget recommendations for the 2000-2002 biennium which will be presented on or about December 17, 1999, shall include such additional sum in the budget for the Supreme Court of Virginia as may be required to ensure that fees for compensation of court-appointed counsel in criminal matters pursuant to § 16.1-267 and § 19.2-163, Code of Virginia, may be increased each year by an amount equal to the proportionate change in the official estimate of Virginia Adjusted Gross Income for the respective year, when compared to the official estimate for the immediately preceding year."

(This amendment expresses legislative intent that the Governor include sufficient funds in the proposed state budget for the 2000-2002 biennium to provide an increase in the fees paid to court-appointed counsel, based on the increase in Virginia Adjusted Gross Income.)