1996 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

Compensation Board

Item 74

Item 74

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Legal Advice (32000)$30,634,836$30,624,836
Financial Assistance to Local Attorneys for the Commonwealth (32001)FY1997 $30,634,836FY1998 $30,624,836
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1997 $30,634,836FY1998 $30,624,836

Authority: Title 14.1, Chapter 1, Articles 7 and 8, Code of Virginia.

A.1. The annual salaries of attorneys for the Commonwealth shall be as hereinafter prescribed according to the population of the city or county served except as otherwise provided in § 14.1-62, Code of Virginia.


July 1, 1996

December 1, 1997





November 30, 1997

June 30, 1998

Less than 10,000



10,000 - 19,999



20,000 - 34,999



35,000 - 44,999



45,000 - 99,999



100,000 - 249,999



250,000 and above



2. The attorneys for the Commonwealth and their successors who serve on a full time basis pursuant to §§ 14.1-53, 15.1-50.1, 15.1-50.3, 15.1-821, or 15.1-821.1, Code of Virginia shall receive salaries as if they served localities with populations between 35,000 and 44,999.

3. Whenever an attorney for the Commonwealth is such for a county and city together, or for two or more cities, the aggregate population of such political subdivisions shall be the population for the purpose of arriving at the salary of such attorney for the Commonwealth under the provisions of this paragraph and such attorney for the Commonwealth shall receive as additional compensation the sum of one thousand dollars.

B. No expenditure shall be made out of the amount for Financial Assistance to Local Attorneys for the Commonwealth for the employment of investigators, clerk-investigators or other investigative personnel in the office of an attorney for the Commonwealth.

C. Consistent with the provisions of § 19.2-349, Code of Virginia, attorneys for the Commonwealth may, in addition to the options otherwise provided by law, employ individuals to assist in collection of outstanding fines, costs, forfeitures, penalties, and restitution. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, beginning on the date upon which the order or judgment is entered, the costs associated with employing such individuals may be paid from the proceeds of the amounts collected provided that the cost is apportioned on a pro-rata basis according to the amount collected which is due the state and that which is due the locality. The attorneys for the Commonwealth shall account for the amounts collected and apportion costs associated with the collections consistent with procedures issued by the Auditor of Public Accounts.

D. The provisions of this act notwithstanding, no Commonwealth's Attorney, Public Defender or employee of a Public Defender shall be paid or receive reimbursement for the state portion of a salary in excess of the salary paid to judges of the Circuit Court. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to limit the ability of localities to supplement the salaries of locally elected constitutional officers or their employees.