2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5001 (Committee Approved)

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Third Prison (Mt. Rogers) (language only)

Item 410 #3s

Item 410 #3s

Public Safety
Corrections, Central Activities, Department of

Page 316, following line 57, insert:
"H. The Department of Corrections shall develop preliminary plans for construction of a medium security prison, in addition to those authorized in this act, and shall present such plans to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees no later than December 1, 2004.  The plans may consider either or both construction and operation of such prison under this act, the Public Private Education and Infrastructure Act, the Corrections Private Management Act, or such other means as may be appropriate.  The Department shall give first priority consideration to locating such prison within the Mount Rogers Planning District.  The next priority for the location of a subsequent facility shall be given to a location within Charlotte County."

(This amendment authorizes the Department of Corrections to begin planning for a third new medium security prison in the Mount Rogers Planning District, as the first priority location. The next priority for locating a subsequent facility would be Charlotte County.)