2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Committee Approved)

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Early Release Program (language only)

Item 391 #1s

Item 391 #1s

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 434, strike lines 31-35 and insert:
"i. the inmate is currently serving a sentence for the commitment of any felony except those considered to be a violent offense pursuant to Section 17.1-805 of the Code of Virginia and the inmate is not currently serving a sentence for a felony conviction of Sections 18.2-248 or 18.2-248.1 of the Code of Virginia."

(This amendment restricts the definition of those offenders who would be eligible for the 90-day early release program proposed in the budget, as introduced, in order to exclude violent offenders, as defined for purposes of the sentencing guidelines system, and drug dealers.)