2014 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - SB5003 (Committee Approved)

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Legal Aid - State Bar

Item 48 #2s

Item 48 #2s

First Year - FY2015 Second Year - FY2016
Judicial Department
Bar, Virginia State FY2015 $1,000,000 FY2016 $1,000,000 GF

Page 30, line 28, strike "$11,852,896" and insert "$12,852,896".
Page 30, line 28, strike "$11,855,863" and insert "$12,855,863".
Page 30, line 42, strike "3,600,000" and insert "4,600,000".
Page 30, line 43, strike "3,600,000" and insert "4,600,000".

(This amendment increases the current funding for the Virginia Legal Services Corporation for civil indigent defense from $3,600,000 to $4,600,000 each year from the general fund. As the result of funding reductions since 2008 in the various funding sources, legal aid programs have eliminated 30 attorneys (20 percent of the total legal aid attorney staff) and 27 support staff, and the legal aid office in Emporia has been closed. Funding reductions have been experienced in IOLTA (Interest on Lawyers' Trust Accounts) funds, state court filing fees, and federal funds.)