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2020 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Floor Approved)

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Additional Funding for Civil Indigent Defense

Item 50 #1s

Item 50 #1s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Procedures for Prepayment of Civil Penalties in an Executive Order
Virginia State Bar FY2021 $2,000,000 FY2022 $2,000,000 GF

Language
Page 39, line 35, strike "$13,421,912" and insert "$15,421,912".
Page 39, line 35, strike "$13,421,912" and insert "$15,421,912".

Page 40, after line 10, insert:

"D. Included in this appropriation is $1,400,000 each year from the general fund to support the hiring of approximately 14 attorneys to provide civil indigent defense in housing related cases, and $600,000 each year from the general fund to increase the compensation of 200 legal aid attorneys to $51,000 per year."



Explanation

(This amendment provides $2.0 million GF each year for approximately 14 additional housing attorneys to provide civil indigent defense and to increase the pay of 200 legal aid attorneys from $48,000 per year to $51,000 per year.)