2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Jones, D.C.
Co-Patron(s): Hall, McClellan, Morrissey, O'Bannon
Richmond Local Jail Replacement (language only)

Item 388 #5h

Item 388 #5h

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 354, after line 48, insert:
"g.  Powhatan and Gloucester counties and the City of Richmond, in order to proceed in planning for a regional jail.  However, the City of Richmond is also exempted in order to proceed with replacement of its existing jail facility.  Included within the required submissions to the Department of Corrections from the City of Richmond shall be a report indicating the costs and benefits to the city and the Commonwealth, including a comparative analysis of the long-term operating costs of a regional jail versus a local jail, and documentation that the city has determined whether or not there is interest in creating a regional jail with the County of Powhatan and the County of Gloucester, or interest from other localities or regional authorities."

(This amendment provides an exemption from the moratorium on local jail construction and expansion projects for the City of Richmond. Included in the amendment is also authorization for an exemption from the jail construction and expansion moratorium for a regional jail involving the City of Richmond and the counties of Powhatan and Gloucester. The amendment requires the City of Richmond to report to the Department of Corrections what the costs and benefits would be to both the city and the Commonwealth depending upon whether a regional jail or local jail is constructed. This report is also to be used to determine if Powhatan and Gloucester are truly interested in the development of a regional jail located in the City of Richmond.)