2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Conference Report)

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Prison Infrastructure (language only)

Item 391 #2c

Item 391 #2c

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 435, after line 40, insert:
"3.  The Department of Corrections is authorized to enter into negotiations with the town of Drakes Branch in Charlotte County to design and construct water and wastewater treatment facilities needed to support the state correctional center proposed to be located in the town.  The agreement may provide for either the department to build and operate the facilities or for the town to build and operate the facilities or some other cooperative arrangement.  If the final agreement provides for the town to operate the facilities, it shall also provide that all future charges to be paid for all water and wastewater treatment for the correctional center shall be based solely on metered usage and that the correctional center shall be charged at a rate no higher than the lowest rate charged to any other customer of the water and wastewater treatment facilities.  The agreement shall recommend the method for the Commonwealth to provide its pro rata share of the cost of designing and constructing the facilities, which shall be equal to that portion of the total cost attributable to providing water and wastewater treatment services to the proposed correctional center, but which shall not exceed $12,000,000. The agreement shall recommend financing options for the Commonwealth’s share of the cost of the design and construction of the facilities through the Virginia Public Building Authority or through alternative means, subject to the review of the Department of the Treasury.  An alternative means of financing may be used only if the Secretary of Finance concludes that it would be more advantageous to the Commonwealth to do so.  The Secretary of Finance, subject to the approval of the Governor, may authorize the Department of Corrections to enter into an interim agreement under the provisions of the Public-Private  Educational Facilities and Infrastructure Act to fund a portion of the costs of planning and designing these facilities, using any other funds available for this project."

(This amendment provides for the financing of the construction of water and wastewater facilities for the state correctional center that will be constructed in Charlotte County.)