2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Morris
Federal Inmate Cost Recovery

Item 70 #2h

Item 70 #2h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Compensation Board FY2017 $713,648 FY2018 $713,648 GF

Page 45, line 50, strike "$50,115,331" and insert "$50,828,979".
Page 45, line 50, strike "$50,115,331" and insert "$50,828,979".

Page 48, line 11, after "upon the", insert:

"total number of additional beds which were funded".

Page 48, line 11, strike "proportion of".

Page 48, line 12, strike "funding paid".

Page 48, line 13, after "prisoners", insert "." and strike remainder of line.

Page 48, strike line 14.


(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.)