2005 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Dudley
Jail Moratorium (language only)

Item 416 #4h

Item 416 #4h

Public Safety
Community Corrections, Division of

Page 391, after line 44, insert:
"G.  Notwithstanding the provisions of § 53.1-82.3, Code of Virginia, the governing bodies of this proposed facility may submit the required community-based corrections plan, facility specifications, and the expected financing costs to the Department of Corrections and State Board of Corrections for review prior to March 1, 2005. The Department of Corrections may review the community-based plan, facility specifications, and the expected financing costs, submitted to the Department of Corrections, prior to March 1, 2005 by the Counties of Franklin and Montgomery.  The Counties of Franklin and Montgomery may join, either jointly or separately, Roanoke County and the City of Salem in a regional jail project.  Furthermore, the Governor may include a recommendation for funding such project, for consideration by the General Assembly at its 2006 session. The review by the Board of Corrections of this project shall be consistent with Paragraphs D and E of Item 416 and Item 420 D of the Appropriation Act of 2004-06."

(This amendment exempts the counties of Franklin and Montgomery from the moratorium on jail construction or expansion projects.)