2020 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Request)

Floor Action: Passed By

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Chief Patron: Rush
Establish Judgeship in 27th Judicial Circuit

Item 41 #1h

Item 41 #1h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Judicial Department
Circuit Courts FY2021 $284,349 FY2022 $284,349 GF

Page 33, line 12, strike "$114,661,858" and insert "$114,946,207".
Page 33, line 12, strike "$114,661,858" and insert "$114,946,207".

Page 35, after line 5, insert:

"K.1. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 17.1-507, Code of Virginia, the maximum number of judges of the circuit court authorized to serve in the 27th Judicial Circuit shall be seven.

2. The individual selected to serve the seventh judgeship authorized by K.1. shall be selected from an individual currently serving as a judge of the 27th Judicial Circuit, who is 69 years of age. The appointment shall continue until the individual selected retires or is removed for cause.

3. Out of the amounts appropriated for this item, $284,349 the first year and $284,349 the second year from the general fund is provided to fund the additional judgeship authorized in K.1.

4. The provisions of the paragraph shall expire upon the retirement or removal for the cause of the individual appointed pursuant to the provisions of K.2."


(This amendment establishes a new circuit court judgeship to serve the 27th Judicial Circuit. This amendment specifies requirements for the individual to be selected for the judgeship, and provides that the judgeship shall continue until retirement or removal from office of the individual selected to serve. This amendment provides $284,349 each year from the general fund for the cost of establishing the additional judgeship.)