2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

Chief Patron: Watkins
Eliminate Compensation Board (language only)

Item 425.1 #1s

Item 425.1 #1s

Public Safety
Compensation Board

Page 292, following line 8, insert:
"425.1 Effective July 1, 2010, the Compensation Board is abolished.  All general fund and nongeneral fund appropriations in Items 417, 418, 421, and 424 are hereby transferred to the Department of Criminal Justice Services, which shall administer state funding for Sheriffs, regional jails, and Commonwealth's Attorneys as a block grant, taking into account the population of each jurisdiction and the offender population of each jail, and other factors as may be appropriate.  The Compensation Board and the Department of Criminal Justice Services report on the implementation of this block grant shall be provided to the Governor and the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by July 1, 2010."

(This amendment eliminates the Compensation Board and transfers funding for Sheriffs, regional jails and Commonwealth's Attorneys to the Department of Criminal Justice Services to be administered as a block grant.)