2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Defer Additional Funding for Local Pretrial and Probation

Item 406 #1s

Item 406 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Criminal Justice Services FY2021 ($2,300,000) FY2022 $0 GF

Page 401, line 22, strike "$146,493,500" and insert "$144,193,500".

Page 403, line 9, after "appropriation," strike "$27,690,378" and insert "$25,390,378".

Page 403, after line 22, insert:

"3. The Department of Criminal Justice Services shall conduct a comprehensive review of pretrial services in the state, based on recommendations of the Virginia State Crime Commission. The report shall include: (i) specific recommendations to improve the administration of pretrial services in Virginia; (ii) a recommendation for an appropriate funding formula for distribution of the funding available in paragraph C.1. of this Item; and (iii) identification of technology infrastructure needs and costs to improve administration of the system. The report shall be submitted to the Chairs of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committees by January 1, 2021."


(This amendment removes $2.3 million from the general fund the first year for additional grants to local pretrial and probation programs, maintaining the existing funding level of $25.4 million. The additional funding included in the introduced budget in the second year of $2.3 million remains and will be allocated consistent with any changes to the funding formula. The Virginia State Crime Commission in 2017 recommended that the Department of Criminal Justice Services review the funding formula for effective distribution of pretrial and probation services funding.)