2021 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Conference Report)

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Establish Chesterfield County Public Defender Office

Item 48 #5c

Item 48 #5c

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Judicial Department
Indigent Defense Commission FY2021 $0 FY2022 $3,164,584 GF
FY2021 0.00 FY2022 33.00 FTE

Page 43, line 10, strike "$63,148,850" and insert "$66,313,434".


(The amendment provides $3.2 million from the general fund and 33 FTE positions in fiscal year 2022, which represents the cost and staffing necessary to establish a public defender office for Chesterfield County, pursuant to Senate Bill 1442, of the 2021 General Assembly Session, contingent upon its final passage. Companion amendments to Items 41, 42, and 43 reduce estimated Criminal Fund (general fund) court-appointed attorney prorated costs based on projected first year savings from opening the office, and a companion amendment to Item 48 redirects a portion of funding currently appropriated for Capital Indigent Defense Services, due to the passage of Senate Bill 1165, of the 2021 General Assembly Session, which repeals the death penalty.)