2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Capture Deficient Revenues from Clerks (language only)

Item 66 #1h

Item 66 #1h

Compensation Board

Page 47, after line 8, insert:
"I.  Notwithstanding the provisions of § 17.1-285 A, Code of Virginia, the Commonwealth shall be entitled to 37 percent of the excess fees collected by Circuit Court Clerks as required to be reported under § 17.1-283, Code of Virginia, and the governing body of the county or city shall be entitled to 63 percent of the excess fees collected unless otherwise provided by law."

(This amendment increases the amount of excess clerks' fees retained by the Commonwealth by four percent in order to address the net deficiency in clerks' offices which collect less in fees than they receive from the Compensation Board. The estimated increase to the general fund is $1.6 million per year.)