2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Jail Mental Health Report (language only)

Item 70 #3c

Item 70 #3c

Compensation Board

Page 50, after line 44, insert:
"L. The Compensation Board shall provide an annual report on the number and diagnoses of inmates with mental illnesses in local and regional jails, the treatment services provided, and expenditures on jail mental health programs.  The report shall be prepared in cooperation with the Virginia Sheriffs Association, the Virginia Association of Regional Jails, the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards, and the Department of Mental Health, Mental  Retardation and Substance Abuse Services, and shall be coordinated with the data submissions required for the annual jail cost report.  Copies of this report shall be provided by October 1, 2008, and each year thereafter to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees.
M.  The Compensation Board shall conduct a feasibility study of developing an annual operating cost report for Commonwealth's Attorneys, Treasurers, and Commissioners of the Revenue, using a reporting format similar to that provided in the annual jail cost report.  The feasibility study shall be provided to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by January 1, 2009."

(This amendment requires that the jail mental health survey be conducted on an annual basis, and requires a feasibility study of developing an annual cost report for the other constitutional officers, similar to the annual jail cost report.)