2007 Session

Budget Amendments - SB750 (Committee Approved)

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Patrick County Jail (language only)

Item 384 #1s

Item 384 #1s

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 411, following line 45, insert:
"n. Patrick County, for a new local jail.  Notwithstanding the provisions of Sections 53.1-80 through 53.1-82, Code of Virginia, the county may submit the required studies to the State Board of Corrections for review not later than March 1, 2008, and the Governor may include a recommendation for funding such project for consideration by the 2009 General Assembly.  Included within the required submissions to the Department of Corrections from Patrick County shall be a report indicating the costs and benefits to the county and the state, including an analysis of the long term operating costs of a regional compared to a local jail, and documentation that the county has determined whether or not there is interest in creating a regional jail with Henry County and the City of Martinsville, or interest from other localities or regional authorities or boards in allowing Patrick County to join a regional authority or board."

(This amendment authorizes Patrick County to proceed with planning for a new local jail, subject to review by the county of the possibility of joining other localities to create a regional jail or joining an existing regional jail authority or board.)