2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Tyler
Co-Patron(s): Wright
Jail Construction Moratorium: Brunswick County (language only)

Item 384 #1h

Item 384 #1h

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 335, after line 36, insert:
"f.  Brunswick County, in order to proceed in planning for an expansion of secure detention beds required by Brunswick County.   Notwithstanding the provision of § 53.1-82.3, Code of Virginia, Brunswick County may submit the required studies as prescribed by the Board of Corrections' Standards for Planning, Design, Construction and Reimbursement of Local Correctional Facilities, to the Department of Corrections and State Board of Corrections for review.  Furthermore, the Governor may include a recommendation for funding such project for consideration by the General Assembly at its 2008 Session.  Brunswick County shall explore the feasibility of expanding local detention capacity or joining a regional jail authority/board as part of the planning process.  The decision to expand locally or as part of a regional jail authority/board shall be at the discretion of the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors.  In conjunction with the decision concerning joining a regional jail authority/board, the Community-Based Corrections Plan shall address the continued operation of the Brunswick County Jail.  The decision to continue to operate the Brunswick County Jail shall be at the discretion of the Brunswick County Board of Supervisors."

This amendment exempts the Brunswick County Jail from the moratorium on submitting to the Board of Corrections required documents and reports regarding jail construction or expansion projects.)