2010 Session

Budget Amendments - HB29 (Floor Approved)

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Freeze Vacant Judgeships (language only)

Item 41 #1h

Item 41 #1h

Judicial Department
General District Courts

Page 7, after line 5 insert:
"G.1  Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 16.1-69.6:1 or 17.1-507, Code of Virginia, the total number of authorized judges in any judicial district or circuit shall be reduced by a number equal to the number of judges retiring, dying or resigning from that district or circuit for any authorized judgeship which is vacant or becomes vacant on or after February 15, 2010, and before July 1, 2010, effective upon the resignation, death or retirement date of each such judge.
2. On or before June 30, 2010, the Director, Department of Planning and Budget, shall authorize the reversion to the general fund of $953,607 from items within the Judicial Department representing savings generated from the reduction in the number of authorized judges."

(This amendment realizes savings of $953,607 from deferring the replacement of vacant judgeships.)