2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Callahan
Co-Patron(s): Abbitt, Albo, BaCote, Dance, Ebbin, Hamilton, Howell, A., Ingram, Joannou, Kilgore, May, Moran, Morgan, Purkey, Putney, Scott, J.M., Spruill, Tata, Wardrup, Ware, O.
Public Defender Salary Adjustment

Item 39 #3h

Item 39 #3h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Judicial Department
Indigent Defense Commission FY2007 $1,795,120 FY2008 $1,795,120 GF

Page 23, line 42, strike "$35,162,445" and insert "$36,957,565".
Page 23, line 42, strike "$35,055,009" and insert "$36,850,129".

(This amendment provides $1.8 million each year from the general fund to support a salary adjustment of seven percent for public defenders. Currently, employees of the Commonwealth's attorneys and Office of the Attorney General earn about 24 percent more than public defenders, and the Indigent Defense Commission reports that this salary disparity is a significant factor in the agency's turnover and vacancy rates.)