2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Stolle
Restore Legal Aid Reductions

Item 41 #2s

Item 41 #2s

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Judicial Department
Bar, Virginia State FY2005 $0 FY2006 $500,000 GF

Page 28, line 2, strike "$5,423,515" and insert "$5,923,515".

(This amendment provides $500,000 the second year from the general fund to offset the loss of funds from two other sources over the past two years. First, Interest on Lawyers Trust Accounts, or IOLTA funds, continue to be lower due to lower interest rates. Second, federal Department of Justice funds for Domestic Violence have been eliminated. As a result of the reductions from these two fund sources, the Legal Services Corporation of Virginia reduced its funding for local legal aid programs by over $500,000 for the current fiscal year. This amendment is intended to restore those reductions in the second year.)