2014 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morris
Provide Additional Funding for Western Tidewater Jail

Item 67 #2h

Item 67 #2h

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Compensation Board FY2015 $713,648 FY2016 $713,648 GF

Page 47, line 44, strike "$50,115,331" and insert "$50,828,979".
Page 47, line 44, strike "$50,115,331" and insert "$50,828,979".
Page 50, line 5, after "upon the", insert:
"total number of additional beds which were funded".
Page 50, line 5, strike "proportion of".
Page 50, line 6, strike "funding paid".
Page 50, line 7, after "prisoners", strike remainder of line.
Page 50, strike line 8.

(This amendment provides general fund support to exempt all 180 beds used to house federal inmates at Western Tidewater Regional Jail from the federal inmate cost recovery methodology employed by the Compensation Board to recover a portion of costs for state funded correctional officers in local and regional jails. In 2013, the General Assembly approved $766,460 to provide partial exemptions from the cost recovery methodology for Western Tidewater Regional Jail and Piedmont Regional Jail. This funding was provided to recognize a certain number of beds based upon the total proportion of funding provided by the locality, the federal government and the Commonwealth based upon the total funding paid from all three sources. The amendment eliminates that language regarding providing the exemption based upon the total amount of funding provided from all three sources, and instead, bases the exemption on the total number of non-Commonwealth constructed beds. For Western Tidewater Regional Jail, the difference in this language means rather than a 76 bed exemption the facility would receive an exemption for 180 beds. It is unclear whether the funding also provides a similar exemption for the Piedmont Regional Jail.)