2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Conference Report)

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Chatham Diversion Center (language only)

Item 390 #2c

Item 390 #2c

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 433, after line 8, insert:
"K. 1. The Department of Corrections is authorized to convey to the County of Pittsylvania, upon terms and conditions the Department deems proper, with the approval of the Governor and in a form approved by the Attorney General, a portion of the Camp 15 Work Camp facility near Chatham, consisting of 16 acres, more or less, to include the Diversion Center and outbuildings and the structure referred to as the Warden's Residence, pursuant to Senate Bill 1312 of the 2009 General Assembly.
2. The County of Pittsylvania, in order to proceed with the acceptance of and renovation of the Camp 15 Work Camp facility for use as an expansion of the current Pittsylvania County Jail, shall be exempted from the requirement to submit a Community Based Corrections Plan to the Board of Corrections.  The required planning study shall be limited to the design of the renovation, in order to assure compliance with the construction standards established by the Board of Corrections.  All construction shall be in accordance with applicable state standards.  No state funds shall be provided for the renovation of this facility by Pittsylvania County."

(This amendment authorizes the Department of Corrections to transfer certain property at the Chatham Diversion Center to the County of Pittsylvania for use as a jail facility by the county. The amendment also adjusts the requirements which the county must meet in order for the county's renovation plans to be approved by the Board of Corrections. This amendment is contingent upon final passage of Senate Bill 1312 of the 2009 General Assembly.)