1999 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Holland
Corrections Special Reserve Fund

Item 477 #2s

Item 477 #2s

First Year - FY1999 Second Year - FY2000
Public Safety
Institutions, Division of FY1999 $0 FY2000 $273,975 GF

Page 363, line 10, strike "$8,045,000" and insert "$8,318,975".
Page 363, at the beginning of line 15 insert: "1.".
Page 363, line 19, after "1998 Acts of Assembly" strike the remainder of the line and insert ".".
Page 363,  strike lines 20-35 and insert:
"2. From the appropriation in this Item, $273,975 the second year is provided to address the future capital costs of the Department of Corrections for the estimated increase in the number of beds required as a result of enactment, in the 1999 Session of the General Assembly, of the Senate Bill 759 ($10,950); Senate Bill 762 ($25,000); Senate Bill 850 ($6,250); and Senate Bill 771 ($231,775).
A. These funds shall be paid into the Corrections Special Reserve Fund, established in accordance with § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, with the intent that these funds be reserved to meet the ten percent state match requirements for the Violent Offender Incarceration/Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive (VOI/TIS) Grant Funds, pursuant to Title II, Subtitle A of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, as amended (P.L. 103-322).  These funds shall be held in the Corrections Special Reserve Fund for the purpose of matching $8,789,400 in federal funds which have been awarded to the Department of Corrections for prison construction under the federal VOI/TIS program.  The state and federal matching funds will provide a total of $9,766,000 in construction funding.  This amount is equal to the required deposit into the Corrections Special Reserve Fund for the increased operating cost in fiscal year 2005 resulting from enactment of legislation as specified in this Item.  Notwithstanding § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, it is the intention of the General Assembly that this deposit shall satisfy the requirement for a one-year appropriation equal to the estimated increase in operating costs of such legislation, in current dollars, of the highest of the next ten fiscal years following the effective date of the law.
B. A joint subcommittee comprised of two members each from the Senate Finance Committee, the House Appropriations Committee, and the Courts of Justice Committees of the Senate and the House of Delegates, appointed by their respective Chairmen, shall examine § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia and make recommendations for modifications, as appropriate, to the 2000 Session of the General Assembly.

(This amendment provides $273,975 in general funds the second year to satisfy the requirement for recognizing the corrections population impact of legislation enacted by the 1999 Session of the General Assembly. The language in this amendment expresses legislative intent that the requirement is met through a reservation of state and federal funds which will be used for capital construction rather than for operating expenses. The language further provides for appointment of a joint subcommittee to examine the requirements of § 30-19.1:4 of the Code of Virginia, to determine whether modifications are needed in the procedures for addressing the fiscal impact of sentencing legislation.)