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1996 Session

Budget Bill - SB30 (Introduced)

Division of Community Corrections

Item 469

Item 469

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Financial Assistance for Confinement in Local Facilities (35600)$3,576,847$3,074,159
Financial Assistance for Adult Confinement in Local Facilities (35601)FY1997 $3,074,159FY1998 $3,074,159
Financial Assistance for Construction of Local Facilities (35603)FY1997 $502,688FY1998 $0
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY1997 $3,576,847FY1998 $3,074,159

Authority: Title 53.1, Chapter 3 and § 53.1-21, Code of Virginia.


A.1. Within the limits of funds appropriated under the subprogram Financial Assistance for Adult Confinement in local facilities, the Director is authorized to enter into agreements to effect transfers of convicted state felons between and among local facilities. In the case of such transfers there is authorized to be paid to the localities an amount not to exceed $14.00 per state felon prisoner day in the first year and $14.00 per state felon prisoner day in the second year, which shall be in addition to any such amounts otherwise authorized by this act. Any such funds received by the localities as a result of this provision shall be used for the maintenance and operation of the local facility.


2. This funding may be used to cover private prison bed contractual costs if there is no need to house additional state felons in local facilities.


B.1. The Commonwealth's share of the cost to construct, renovate, or expand local and regional correctional facilities shall be paid out of this appropriation as follows:


      1996-97 1997-98
City of Roanoke Jail $385,259 $0
Henry County Jail $65,500 $0
Piedmont Regional Jail $2,247 $0
Warren County Jail $49,682 $0

2. The Department of Corrections shall reimburse the Commonwealth's share of the construction, renovation or expansion costs for the local and regional jail facilities specified in Paragraph B.1. within 60 days of completion of such project. In the case of disagreement between the Department and the affected locality over cost items eligible for reimbursement, the Department may withhold only the amount in dispute for a period of ninety days pending resolution by the Board of Corrections.


C. Subject to the conditions stated in this Item, and with the prior written approval of the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, there is hereby reappropriated the unexpended balances remaining at the close of business on June 30, 1996, and June 30, 1997, in the Financial Assistance for Confinement in Local Facilities program. The reappropriations shall be applicable only for payments owing for physical plant projects for local jails which have been approved by the Governor and for which contracts are in effect June 30, 1996, and June 30, 1997, respectively.


D. Notwithstanding any contrary provision of law, the Governor is authorized to withhold approval for state payment by reimbursement or otherwise, of expenditures which may cause the amount listed for the subprogram in this Item to be overexpended.