2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Poindexter
Moratorium Exemption -- Chatham Diversion Center (language only)

Item 388 #4h

Item 388 #4h

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 427, after line 34, insert:
"m.  The County of Pittsylvania, in order to proceed in planning for the conversion of the former Chatham Diversion Center into a local jail."

(This amendment provides an exemption from the moratorium on local jail and regional jail construction projects for Pittsylvania County to proceed in planning the conversion of the former Chatham Diversion Center, which the Governor closed as part of his budget reductions, for use as a local jail. Companion amendments provide for the transfer of the diversion center property to Pittsylvania County and for funding for the positions to operate the facility as a local jail.)