2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Electronic Monitoring (language only)

Item 380 #1s

Item 380 #1s

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 259, following line 23, insert:
"J. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 53.1-116 of the Code of Virginia and any applicable Board of Corrections regulations, and subject to the approval of the Sheriff or regional jail superintendent of a home electronic incarceration program for the local or regional jail, local and regional jail inmates assigned to a home electronic incarceration program pursuant to Subsection A or C of Section 53.1-131.2 are eligible for good time credit as provided for in Section 53.1-116(A)."

(This amendment authorizes good time credits for local or regional jail inmates assigned to home electronic incarceration programs. This is one of a series of amendments to enable the criminal justice system to manage its workload more effectively during a period of severe budget reductions.)