1998 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Chapter 464)

General District Courts

Item 30

Item 30

First Year - FY1999Second Year - FY2000
Pre-Trial, Trial, and Appellate Processes (32100)$56,146,728$56,873,427
Trial Processes (32103)FY1999 $45,700,205FY2000 $46,180,904
Other Court Costs and Allowances (Criminal Fund) (32104)FY1999 $7,650,130FY2000 $7,650,130
Involuntary Mental Commitments (32105)FY1999 $2,796,393FY2000 $3,042,393
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY1999 $56,146,728FY2000 $56,873,427

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, $97,357 from July 1, 1998, to November 24, 1998, $100,930 from November 25, 1998, to November 24, 1999, and $103,201 from November 25, 1999 to June 30, 2000. 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, 1998, in the appropriation made in Item 29, Chapter 924, Acts of Assembly of 1997, in the subprograms Other Court Costs and Allowances (Criminal Fund) and Involuntary Mental Commitments and the balances remaining in these subprograms on June 30, 1999.

C. Any balance, or portion thereof, may be transferred between Items 30, 31, 32 and 340, as needed, to cover any deficits incurred for Involuntary Mental Commitments by the Supreme Court or the Department of Medical Assistance Services.

D. Out of the amounts provided in this item and Items 29 and 31 of this act, shall be paid an amount not to exceed $45,000 each year to implement the provisions of § 8.01-384.1:1, Code of Virginia, in the 17th, 18th, 19th, and 20th Judicial Districts and Circuits.