2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Family Courts (language only)

Item 25 #1h

Item 25 #1h

Judicial Department
Supreme Court

Page 16, after line 39, insert:
"F.  The Judicial Council of Virginia shall evaluate and make recommendations on the funding, resources, and statutory changes required to implement a system of family courts in Virginia pursuant to the provisions contained in Chapters 929 and 930 of the Acts of Assembly of 1993.  In performing this evaluation, all state agencies shall cooperate, upon request, with the Judicial Council of Virginia.  The Judicial Council of Virginia shall report its findings to the Governor and the General Assembly by November 1, 2004."

(This amendment inserts language into the Appropriation Act that instructs the Judicial Council of Virginia to examine the costs and other resources necessary to establish a system of family courts in Virgina.)