2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Committee Approved)

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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 a new jail facility.   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.  Included within the required submissions to the Department from Brunswick County shall be an analysis and report indicating the costs and benefits to the county and the state, including long-term operating costs, of joining a regional jail, and documentation that the county has determined whether or not there is interest among surrounding jurisdictions in developing a regional jail project or interest from adjacent regional authorities of allowing Brunswick County to join the regional jail authority or board."

(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.)