2003 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1400 (Conference Report)

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Community Corrections Pilot Program (language only)

Item 432 #2c

Item 432 #2c

Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of

Page 410, after line 49, insert:
"4.  The Secretary of Public Safety, with the assistance of the Department of Criminal Justice Services and the State Compensation Board, shall develop a pilot program for alternative sentencing of nonviolent misdemeanants and local-responsible felons pursuant to § 53.1-131 and § 9.1-173, et. seq., Code of Virginia, for offenders who are serving six months or less in jail.  The program shall be piloted in localities only upon approval by the local Community Criminal Justice Board established pursuant to § 9.1-178, Code of Virginia.  The fiscal agent for participating local community corrections programs shall be reimbursed at a rate of $4 per inmate day for each inmate participating in the alternative sentencing program, pursuant to Item 67 L of this act.  The Secretary of Public Safety shall provide a report to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by December 1, 2003, as to the progress of implementation of the pilot program."

(This amendment provides for a pilot alternative sentencing program. A companion amendment to Item 67 provides funding for the program.)