2005 Session

Budget Amendments - SB700 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Governor Warner
Clarify language for "return to custody" program (language only)

Item 415 #1g

Item 415 #1g

Public Safety
Community Corrections, Division of

Page 389, line 31, after "judge", insert ", attorney for the Commonwealth,".
Page 389, line 31, after "sheriff", insert "or regional jail superintendent".
Page 389, strike lines 39 through 48 and insert:
"The department and the sheriffs or regional jail superintendents of the localities in which the pilot program is conducted shall enter into an agreement regarding the number of beds and the rate at which jails will be reimbursed for housing these offenders.  The department shall notify the Compensation Board in a manner determined by the Compensation Board of the rate agreed upon by the department and each sheriff or regional jail superintendent participating in the program.  Such rate shall not exceed existing rates authorized in this act and the total statewide average daily number of offenders housed in jails under the provisions of this pilot project shall not exceed 150.  The Compensation Board shall reimburse each jail participating in the pilot for such offenders housed, based on the agreed-upon rate."

(This amendment clarifies the procedures to be used in implementing the "return to custody" pilot program.)