2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Sentencing Commission Data from Circuit Courts (language only)

Item 50 #2c

Item 50 #2c

Judicial Department
Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission


Page 32, after line 36 insert:

"C. The clerk of each circuit court shall provide the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission case data in an electronic format from its own case management system or the statewide Circuit Case Management System.  If the statewide Circuit Case Management System is used by the clerk, when requested by the Commission, the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court shall provide for the transfer of such data to the Commission.  The Commission may use the data for research, evaluation, or statistical purposes only and shall ensure the confidentiality and security of the data.  The Commission shall only publish statistical reports and analyses based on this data as needed for its annual reports or for other reports as required by the General Assembly. The Commission shall not publish personal or case identifying  information, including names, social security numbers and dates of birth, that may be included in the data from a case management system.  Upon transfer to the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, such data shall not be subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act."


(This amendment provides for the electronic transmission of data from the circuit courts to the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission for research, evaluation, and statistical purposes.)