2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Update Judicial Caseload and Staffing Study

Item 40 #2c

Item 40 #2c

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Judicial Department
Supreme Court FY2017 $0 FY2018 $250,000 GF

Page 23, line 45, strike "$29,624,302" and insert "$29,874,302".

Page 25, after line 14, insert:

"K. Out of the amounts appropriated for this item, $250,000 the second year from the general fund is included for the Supreme Court of Virginia to contract with the National Center for State Courts to reevaluate the November 2018 results of the weighted caseload system study that measured and compared judicial caseloads throughout the Commonwealth on the circuit court, general district court, and juvenile and domestic relations district court levels.  In addition to the factors considered during the earlier study, the National Center shall also consider factors identified by the Supreme Court such as the use of interpreters, law clerks, retired or substitute judges, the effect of pro se litigants on judicial time, and the effect of population growth or decline, if any.  The Supreme Court shall report to the General Assembly by November 15, 2017, on the weighted caseload in each court in each county and city, and in each circuit and district based on the current circuit and district boundaries."


(This amendment provides $250,000 the second year from the general fund for the Supreme Court to contract with the National Center for State Courts to update the 2013 judicial caseload and staffing study.)