2004 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Puckett
DOC - lease auth. for Pocahontas facility (language only)

Item C-164.10 #1s

Item C-164.10 #1s

Public Safety
Corrections, Central Activities, Department of

Page 415, line 16, insert:
"1.  The Department of Corrections, with the approval of the Board of Corrections and the Commonwealth Treasury Board, is hereby authorized to enter into a development and lease/leaseback arrangement with the Industrial Development Authority of the County of Tazewell or such other agent or instrumentality of the County of Tazewell as designated by the County to provide for the design, construction, equipping and financing of an adult correctional facility or facilities on an 870+/- acre site currently owned by the Commonwealth and commonly referred to as the Big Vein property near Pocahontas in Tazewell County."

(This amendment authorizes the Department of Corrections to explore a public-private partnership or alternative financing agreement with The Industrial Development Authority of the County of Tazewell for the construction of a new, 1,024-bed, medium-security, level 3, celled prototype correctional facility near Pocahontas.)