2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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Indigent Defense Commission (SB 330)

Item 39 #1c

Item 39 #1c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Judicial Department
Public Defender Commission FY2005 $258,542 FY2006 $355,770 GF
FY2005 4.00 FY2006 6.00 FTE

Page 25, line 33, strike "$23,678,918" and insert "$23,937,460".
Page 25, line 33, strike "$23,693,663" and insert "$24,049,433".
Page 25, line 32, strike "PUBLIC DEFENDER COMMISSION" and insert:
Page 25, line 38, after "Virginia" insert ", as amended by Chapter 884 of the Acts of Assembly 2004".
Page 25, after line 38, insert:
"It is the intent of the General Assembly that the current employees of the Public Defender Commission shall become the employees of the new Indigent Defense Commission, effective July 1, 2004.  This includes employees located in the central administrative office as well as the employees located in the individual public defender offices.".
Page 25, line 39, strike "Public Defender Commission" and insert:
"Indigent Defense Commission".

(This amendment provides $258,542 and four positions the first year and $355,770 and six positions the second year from the general fund to reconfigure the Public Defender Commission as the Indigent Defense Commission, pursuant to Chapter 884 of the Acts of Assembly 2004 (Senate Bill 330). The Indigent Defense Commission will develop the standards for and oversee the training of all court-appointed attorneys and public defenders representing indigent criminal defendants.)