2000 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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SW VA/Eastern Shore Regional Jail Language (language only)

Item 448 #8c

Item 448 #8c

Public Safety
Community Corrections, Division of

Page 313, line 21, after "exhausted.", insert:
"The Board of Corrections may grant an exception for the purposes as outlined in this paragraph (Item 448.A.5) for the following projects:
Southwest Virginia Regional Jail
A Regional Jail serving Northampton and Accomack Counties."

(This amendment provides an exception to the moratorium on approval by the Board of Corrections of state reimbursement for local or regional jail capital outlay projects. This exception is granted for the proposed Southwest Virginia Regional Jail, in recognition that the Board of Supervisors of Buchanan, Lee, Russell, Washington, and Wise Counties have expressed their intent to develop a regional jail. This amendment also grants an exception for a regional jail serving Northampton and Accomack Counties on the Eastern Shore. These projects would result in the closure of older facilities that cannot feasibly be improved to adhere to modern correctional standards, thereby resulting in a significant savings to the localities and the Commonwealth over time. The state reimbursement rate for regional jail capital outlay projects is up to 50 percent of project costs, subject to approval of the Board of Corrections. Approval of these projects by the Board of Corrections shall also be conditioned upon the prior approval by the Compensation Board of a facility staffing plan for each jail.)