2006 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5002 (Conference Report)

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Western VA Regional Jail - Alternate Version (language only)

Item 384 #7c

Item 384 #7c

Public Safety
Department Of Corrections

Page 335, after line 36, insert:
"f. Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority, for a new facility to serve Franklin, Montgomery and Roanoke Counties and the City of Salem.
g. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 53.1-82.3, Code of Virginia, the City of Roanoke 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.  The City of Roanoke shall explore the feasibility of joining the Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority as part of the planning process or expanding its existing jail.  The decision to join the regional jail authority shall be at the discretion of the City Council of the City of Roanoke and the governing board of the Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority."

(This amendment enables the City of Roanoke to join the Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority in order to become part of the new regional jail or to proceed with planning for an expansion of its existing local jail.)