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Budget Amendments - SB800 (Conference Report)

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Additional Funding for Sheriffs

Item 67.20 #1c

Item 67.20 #1c

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Administration
Compensation Board FY2011 $0 FY2012 $6,000,000 GF

Language
Page 40, line 4, strike "$401,169,052" and insert "$407,169,052".
Page 40, line 10, strike "$73,499,313" and insert "$76,499,313".
Page 40, line 12, strike "$28,354,089" and insert "$31,354,089".


Explanation
(This amendment provides additional general fund support of $6.0 million in the second year for sheriffs. The funding is equally divided between two programs -- Financial Assistance for Local Law Enforcement and Financial Assistance for Local Court Services. The introduced budget developed by Governor Kaine reduced funding for the Local Law Enforcement and Local Court Services programs and offset the general fund reduction with a public safety fee based on a tax on insurance premiums. This public safety fee was rejected by the 2010 General Assembly. While additional general fund support was provided to offset nearly all reductions for the sheriffs, the Compensation Board did not discover that the public safety fund had been eliminated and built the public safety fund amounts in their prospective budgets for sheriffs.)