2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Committee Approved)

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Item 387 #1s

Item 387 #1s

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 353, strike lines 14 through 37 and insert:
"B. The Department of Corrections, in consultation with the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, shall prepare a report on options for restructuring the mission and operation of the state-operated diversion and detention centers, with the intent of increasing the utilization of these facilities.  Copies of the report shall be provided to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 1, 2008."

(This amendment eliminates proposed language in the budget, as introduced, authorizing probation officers to commit offenders to state-operated diversion or detention centers without the approval of the sentencing judge. Elimination of this language is consistent with Senate Bills 451 and 611 of the 2008 General Assembly. This amendment also directs the department to review potential options for restructuring these facilities in order to increase their utilization.)