1996 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

General District Courts

Item 29

Item 29

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Pre-Trial, Trial, and Appellate Processes (32100)$59,925,066$59,925,066
Trial Processes (32103)FY1997 $39,551,543FY1998 $39,551,543
Other Court Costs and Allowances (Criminal Fund) (32104)FY1997 $7,605,130FY1998 $7,605,130
Involuntary Mental Commitments (32105)FY1997 $12,768,393FY1998 $12,768,393
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1997 $59,925,066FY1998 $59,925,066

Authority: Article VI, Section 8, Constitution of Virginia, §§ 16.1-69.1 through 16.1-137, 19.2-163 and 37.1-67.1 et al., Code of Virginia.

A. Out of the amounts for Pre-Trial, Trial and Appellate Processes shall be paid:

1. The annual salaries of all General District Court judges, $89,710 from July 1, 1996, to November 30, 1997, and $92,401 from December 1, 1997, to June 30, 1998. Such salary shall be 90% of the annual salary fixed by law for judges of the Circuit Courts and shall represent the total compensation for General District Court Judges and incorporate all supplements formerly paid by the various localities.

2. The salaries of substitute judges and court personnel.

B. There is hereby reappropriated the unexpended balances remaining at the close of business on June 30, 1996, in the appropriation made in Item 30, Chapter 853, Acts of Assembly of 1995, in the subprograms Other Court Costs and Allowances (Criminal Fund) and Involuntary Mental Commitments and the balances remaining in these subprograms on June 30, 1997.

C. Out of the amounts allocated in this Item and Items 30 and 31 of this act to defray the cost of Involuntary Mental Commitments, the Supreme Court of Virginia shall transfer to the Department of Medical Assistance Services an amount estimated at $9,700,000 the first year and $9,700,000 the second year from the general fund. This sum represents the amount forecast, more or less, for payments to hospitals and related providers of medical and health care services for individuals subject to involuntary mental commitment proceedings. The Department of Medical Assistance Services shall pay to such providers the amounts owing, which would otherwise have been paid by the Supreme Court. Any balance remaining in the account established by the Department of Medical Assistance Services for these purposes, or any amounts due to such account, shall be apportioned among the two agencies as mutually agreed.