2021 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Ruff
Additional Positions for Piedmont Regional Jail

Item 68 #5s

Item 68 #5s

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Compensation Board FY2021 $0 FY2022 $1,466,578 GF

Page 55, line 45, strike "$499,752,342" and insert "$501,218,920".

Page 55, line 48, strike "$163,006,720" and insert "$164,473,298".

Page 59, after line 15, insert:

“P. Notwithstanding the provisions of paragraph H. of Item 75 of this Act, included in this appropriation is $1,466,578 in 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 $1.5 million GF the second year for an additional 47 positions in FY 2022 for the Piedmont Regional Jail, to staff a jail bed capacity of 93 not previously staffed by the Compensation Board, as the previous expansion projects were not approved through the former moratorium exception process, but the increased bed capacity has now been approved by the Board of Corrections. A companion amendment to Item 69 reduces funding currently provided for a partial exemption 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 75 provides respective additional positions in the position count, along with the technical conversion of 13 temporary positions to permanent.)