2012 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

Chief Patron: Norment
Legal Aid Fee Increase

Item 51 #1s

Item 51 #1s

First Year - FY2013 Second Year - FY2014
Judicial Department
Bar, Virginia State FY2013 $3,250,000 FY2014 $3,250,000 NGF

Page 29, line 44, strike "$10,270,000" and insert "$13,520,000".
Page 29, line 44, strike "$10,270,000" and insert "$13,520,000".
Page 30, following line 20, insert:
"D. Notwithstanding Section 17.1-278 of the Code of Virginia, the clerks of the circuit or general district court shall increase the current legal aid filing fee to $14, in all cities and counties in which civil legal representation is provided for the poor, without charge, by a nonprofit legal aid program organized under the auspices of the Virginia State Bar, from $10 to $14, effective July 1, 2012.  Of the total $14 fee, $13 shall be paid to the Legal Aid Services Fund and the remaining $1 shall continue to be paid to the general fund for funding of the district courts of the Commonwealth."

(This amendment provides $3,250,000 NGF each year to restore revenue reductions for legal aid programs.)