2008 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ware
Co-Patron(s): Fralin, Griffith, Nutter, Poindexter
Start-up Funding -- Western VA Regional Jail

Item 69 #4h

Item 69 #4h

First Year - FY2009 Second Year - FY2010
Compensation Board FY2009 $3,187,931 FY2010 $0 GF

Page 42, line 39, strike "$412,516,288" and insert "$415,704,219".
Page 46, after line 35, insert:
"M.  Out of the amounts appropriated for Financial Assistance for Regional Jail Operations, $3,187,931 the first year from the general fund is provided to the Western Virginia Regional Jail Authority in order to ensure that the staff employed by the Western Virginia Regional Jail have been properly trained and are prepared for securing prisoners when the facility begin operations on March 9, 2009."

(This amendment provides funding for the Western Virginia Regional Jail to hire staff begin July 1, 2009. This regional jail, serving the counties of Franklin, Montgomery, and Roanoke, and the City of Salem, will be used to reduce overcrowding in these localities' local jails, which will remain open even once the regional jail begins operations. As a result, the new regional jail will need to hire new staff for its operations. Providing funding for these new staff beginning July 1, 2008, permits the regional jail to make sure these staff are properly trained and ready to perform their duties when the facility opens on March 9, 2009.)