2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Member Request)

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New River Valley Regional Jail (language only)

Item 384 #2h

Item 384 #2h

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 411, after line 45, insert:
"n.   The New River Regional Jail Authority, in order to proceed in planning for an expansion project for the existing regional jail facility.  Notwithstanding the provisions of § 53.1-82.3, Code of Virginia, the Authority may submit the required Community-based corrections plans/planning studies, facility specifications, and the expected construction and other project costs to the Department of Corrections and State Board of Corrections for review prior to March 1, 2007.  Furthermore, upon approval by the State Board of Corrections, the Governor may include a recommendation for funding such project for consideration by the General Assembly at its 2008 Session."

(This amendment provides an exemption from the current moratorium on new local or regional jail construction or expansion projects for the New River Regional Jail and staffing.)