2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Albo
Co-Patron(s): Peace
Review of Court Mediation Program (language only)

Item 37 #6h

Item 37 #6h

Judicial Department
Supreme Court

Page 23, after line 8, insert:
"K.  The Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court shall review the cost and efficiency of the Supreme Court of Virginia's Juvenile and Domestic Relations and General District courts mediation program.  The review shall include an evaluation of potential cost savings realized through the program and a comparison of the timeliness in which cases are resolved in mediation compared to the traditional court system.  The Executive Secretary shall report his findings to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2014."

(This amendment is self-explanatory.)