2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Member Request)

View Budget Item
View Budget Item amendments

Chief Patron: Wright
Co-Patron(s): Edmunds
Funding for New staffing at Piedmont Regional Jail

Item 69 #1h

Item 69 #1h

First Year - FY2017 Second Year - FY2018
Compensation Board FY2017 $0 FY2018 $1,208,247 GF
FY2017 0.00 FY2018 44.00 FTE

Page 48, line 15, strike "$466,877,983" and insert "$468,086,230".

Page 52, after line 3, insert:

"S. Notwithstanding the provisions of Paragraph H. of Item 76 of this act, included in this appropriation is $1,208,247 the second year from the general fund to support new staffing associated with an increase in the rated operating capacity resulting from former expansions at the Piedmont Regional Jail that were not previously provided base staffing and related funding by the Compensation Board."


(This amendment provides funding for an additional 44 positions in fiscal year 2017 for the Piedmont Regional Jail to staff a jail bed capacity of 171 previously staffed by the Compensation Board. These prior expansion projects were not approved through the former moratorium exception process, but the increased bed capacity has recently been approved by the Board of Corrections. A companion amendment to Item 70 reduces funding currently provided for a partial exception from the federal inmate cost recovery for which the Piedmont Regional Jail will no longer be eligible once full staffing for existing jail bed capacity is provided. A companion amendment to Item 76 provides respective additional positions to the position count, along with the technical conversion of 13 temporary positions to permanent.)