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1997 Session

Budget Bill - HB1600 (Chapter 924)

Compensation Board

Item 73

Item 73

First Year - FY1997Second Year - FY1998
Crime Detection, Investigation, and Apprehension (30400)$218,351,382
$218,793,793
$235,810,044
$233,232,083
Financial Assistance to Local Law Enforcement Officials (30405)FY1997 $218,351,382
$218,793,793
FY1998 $235,810,044
$233,232,083
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1997 $218,351,382
$218,793,793
FY1998 $235,810,044
$233,232,083

Authority: Title 14.1, Chapter 1, Articles 7 and 9, and §§ 53.1-83.1 and 53.1-85, Code of Virginia.


A. The annual salaries of the sheriffs of the several counties and cities of the Commonwealth shall be as hereinafter prescribed, according to the population of the city or county served and whether the sheriff is charged with civil processing and courtroom security responsibilities only, or the added responsibilities of law enforcement or operation of a jail, or both. Execution of arrest warrants shall not, in and of itself, constitute law enforcement responsibilities for the purpose of determining the salary for which a sheriff is eligible.


July 1, 1996

December 1, 1996

December 1, 1997

to

to

to

November 30, 1996

November 30, 1997

June 30, 1998


Law Enforcement and Jail Responsibility


Less than 10,000

$39,929 $43,123 $46,155

$47,078

10,000 to 19,999

$47,720 $50,345 $53,051

$54,112

20,000 to 39,999

$52,594 $55,487 $58,298

$59,464

40,000 to 69,999

$55,514 $59,400 $63,367

$64,634

70,000 to 99,999

$60,383 $65,516 $70,408

$71,816

100,000 to 174,999

$71,095 $74,650 $78,231

$79,796

175,000 to 249,999

$71,095 $77,138 $82,349

$83,996

250,000 and Above

$86,679 $89,279 $91,499

$93,329

Law Enforcement or Jail


Less than 10,000

$39,443 $42,401 $45,231

$46,136

10,000 to 19,999

$46,748 $49,319 $51,990

$53,030

20,000 to 39,999

$51,617 $54,456 $57,132

$58,275

40,000 to 69,999

$54,540 $58,358 $62,100

$63,342

70,000 to 99,999

$59,407 $64,160 $69,000

$70,380

100,000 to 174,999

$70,123 $73,279 $76,667

$78,200

175,000 to 249,999

$70,123 $75,382 $80,702

$82,316

250,000 and Above

$85,732 $87,875 $90,126

$91,929

No Law Enforcement or Jail Responsibility


Less than 10,000

$37,984 $40,263 $42,499

$43,349

10,000 to 19,999

$43,826 $45,579 $47,221

$48,165

20,000 to 39,999

$48,697 $50,645 $52,468

$53,517

40,000 to 69,999

$53,566 $55,976 $58,298

$59,464

70,000 to 99,999

$55,920 $60,394 $64,776

$66,072

100,000 to 174,999

$66,172 $69,150 $71,973

$73,412

175,000 to 249,999

$66,172 $70,804 $75,761

$77,276

250,000 and Above

$81,084 $83,111 $85,094

$86,796

B. Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance to Local Law Enforcement Officials, no expenditures shall be made to provide security devices such as magnetometers in standard use in major metropolitan airports. Personnel expenditures for operation of such equipment incidental to the duties of courtroom and courthouse security deputies may be authorized, provided that no additional expenditures for personnel shall be approved for the principal purpose of operating these devices.


C. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 53.1-120, or any other section of the Code of Virginia, unless a judge provides the sheriff with a written order stating that a substantial security risk exists in a particular case, no courtroom security deputies may be ordered for civil cases, not more than one deputy may be ordered for criminal cases in a district court, and not more than two deputies may be ordered for criminal cases in a circuit court. In complying with such orders for additional security, the sheriff may consider other deputies present in the courtroom as part of his security force.


D. Out of the amounts for Financial Assistance to Local Law Enforcement Officials $4,448,316 $4,884,470 the first year and $21,487,505 $18,460,151 the second year from the general fund shall be held in reserve to provide staff required by the construction of additional jail beds. The Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall allot these funds at the request of the Compensation Board only if the contracted completion date for the new beds is within the 1996-98 biennium and only for the purpose prescribed herein. Should the scheduled opening date of any facility be delayed for which funds are available in this item, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget shall allot such funds as the Compensation Board may request to allow the employment of staff for training purposes not more than 45 days prior to the rescheduled opening date for the facility.


E. Consistent with the provisions of Paragraph B. of Item 71, the Board shall allocate the additional jail deputies provided in this appropriation using a ratio of one jail deputy for every 3.0 beds of operational capacity. Operational capacity shall be determined by the Department of Corrections. No additional deputy sheriffs shall be provided from this appropriation to a local jail in which the present staffing exceeds this ratio unless the jail is overcrowded. Overcrowding for these purposes shall be defined as when the average annual daily population exceeds the operational capacity. In those jails experiencing overcrowding, the Board shall allocate one additional jail deputy for every five average annual daily prisoners above operational capacity. Should overcrowding be reduced or eliminated in any jail, the Compensation Board shall reallocate positions previously assigned due to overcrowding in accordance with the Board's staffing standards for alternatives to incarceration programs or court services within the sheriff's office or among other jails in the Commonwealth.


F.1. Two-thirds of the salaries set by the Compensation Board of medical, treatment and inmate classification positions approved by the Compensation Board for local correctional facilities shall be paid out of this appropriation. The Compensation Board shall provide reimbursement for these positions in the same manner in which reimbursement is provided for all other Compensation Board positions funded in Sheriff's offices and Regional Jails.


I VETO THIS ITEM /s/ GEORGE ALLEN (4/10/96) (Vetoed item is enclosed in brackets.)

[ 2. In cities with a population greater than 240,000, based upon the final, official 1993 population estimates, the local governing body shall annually and specifically approve salary supplements which exceed the required one-third local share of funding for employees of sheriffs' departments. Amounts provided by the Compensation Board, or revenues derived from jail enterprise activities, shall not be used to provide salary supplements exceeding the required local matching funds. ]


G. The Compensation Board shall allocate positions for alternative incarceration programs approved pursuant to Item 78, Paragraph F of this act, at a ratio of one position for every 16 inmates in such programs.


H. The Compensation Board may, upon request of the sheriff or jail superintendent, provide reimbursement for vehicle expenses in lieu of reimbursement on a mileage basis.


I. There is hereby reappropriated the unexpended balance remaining at the close of business on June 30, 1996, in the appropriation made in Item 82 of Chapter 853, Acts of Assembly (1995), and any amendment thereto, in the subprogram Crime Detection, Investigation, and Apprehension, and the balance remaining in this subprogram on June 30, 1997.


J. The Department of Social Services shall amend its state-wide IV-D plan to recover full service of process fees. The Department shall enter into a cooperative agreement with the Compensation Board, which shall act as agent for the sheriffs for this agreement only. The Department shall report monthly the number of papers for service of process by locality and remit the total of the appropriate fees for this service of process. The Compensation Board will consider this collection a deposit for the costs of maintaining process services in the applicable localities.


K.1. The Compensation Board shall provide for a Master Deputy pay grade to those sheriffs' offices which had certified, on or before January 1, 1997, having a career development plan for deputy sheriffs that meets the minimum criteria set forth by the Compensation Board for such plans. The Compensation Board shall allow for additional grade 8 positions, at a level not to exceed one grade 8 master deputy per every five Compensation Board grade 7 deputy positions in each sheriff's office.


2. Each sheriff who desires to participate in the Master Deputy Program who had not certified a career development plan on or before January 1, 1997, may elect to participate by certifying to the Compensation Board that the career development plan in effect in his office meets the minimum criteria for such plans as set by the Compensation Board. Such election shall be made by July 1 for an effective date of participation the following July 1.


3. Funding shall be provided by the Compensation Board for participation in the Master Deputy Program to sheriffs' offices electing participation after January 1, 1997, according to the date of receipt by the Compensation Board of the election by the sheriff, subject to appropriations by the General Assembly.


L. The Compensation Board shall work jointly with the Department of State Police to implement a program for pooled purchasing of vehicles for sheriffs and regional jail authorities, in accordance with the provisions of §15.1-90.3, Code of Virginia.