2001 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Griffith
Treatment of Sexually Violent Predators

Item 323 #3h

Item 323 #3h

First Year - FY2001 Second Year - FY2002
Health And Human Resources
Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, Department of FY2001 $0 FY2002 $3,095,471 GF

Page 322, line 28, strike "$20,860,245" and insert "$23,955,716".
Page 323, after "C.", unstrike the rest of line 7 and lines 8 through 15.
Page 323, strike lines 16 through 31.

(This amendment restores language allowing the Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Substance Abuse Services to contract with Riverside Regional Jail to house and treat persons involuntarily committed as sexually violent predators during fiscal year 2002. Funding is based on the assumption that the first person would be committed on January 1, 2002, six months after the effective date of Chapter 1024 of the 2000 Acts of Assembly which amended Title 37.1, Article 1.1, Chapter 2, Code of Virginia. Language is eliminated that would have postponed the effective date of the legislation to allow for renovation of a unit at Western State Hospital to house and treat these individuals. A companion amendment provides additional funding for the Office of the Attorney General for expenses associated with these commitments.)