2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Committee Approved)

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Transportation of Prisoners Study (language only)

Item 19 #1h

Item 19 #1h

Legislative Department
Virginia State Crime Commission

Page 15, after line 35, insert:
"The Virginia State Crime Commission shall conduct a study of all issues related to the transportation of prisoners between state and local correctional facilities and between state correctional facilities and District and Circuit Courts in Virginia.  This study shall include a review of current laws pertaining to the responsibility of Sheriffs and the Department of Corrections for the transportation of prisoners, current practices for the transportation of prisoners, and current funding provided from all sources for this purpose.  The Crime Commission shall complete this study, including any recommendations for statutory or funding changes, and submit its findings to the Chairmen of the House Committees on Courts of Justice and Appropriations, and the Senate Committees on Courts of Justice and Finance prior to the 2002 Session."

(This amendment requires the Virginia State Crime Commission to complete a study regarding responsibility and funding for transporting inmates.)