2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Lingamfelter
Multi-Jurisdictional Commonwealth's Attorney Positions (language only)

Item 424 #1h

Item 424 #1h

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of State Police
Department of State Police FY2017 0.00 FY2018 2.00 FTE


Page 410, after line 11, insert:

"D. Notwithstanding the provisions of Article 7, Chapter 4, Title 38, Code of Virginia, beginning July 1, 2017, $400,000 the second year from the Insurance Fraud Fund is included in this appropriation to fund multi-jurisdictional Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney positions that shall be dedicated to prosecuting insurance fraud related criminal activities. The Virginia State Police will identify jurisdictions most affected by insurance fraud based upon data provided by the Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program to be served by these Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney positions. The Virginia State Police Insurance Fraud Program shall ensure that these positions work across jurisdictional lines, serving jurisdictions identified as most in need of these resources as support by data. These funds shall remain unallocated until the Compensation Board and Virginia State Police notify the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget of the joint agreements reached with Commonwealth's Attorneys of the jurisdictions receiving the additional Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney positions and the jurisdictions to be served by these positions. The Commonwealth's Attorneys receiving such positions shall annually certify to the Compensation Board that positions are used primarily, if not exclusively, for the prosecution of insurance fraud related criminal activities."


(This amendment authorizes the use of $400,000 the second year from the Insurance Fraud Fund to be used, as determined by Virginia State Police, to hire two multi-jurisdictional Assistant Commonwealth's Attorneys positions dedicated to the prosecution of criminal insurance fraud activities in jurisdictions experiencing high-levels of insurance fraud related activities.)