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2000 Session

Budget Bill - HB30 (Introduced)

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Compensation Board

Item 61

Item 61

First Year - FY2001Second Year - FY2002
Crime Detection, Investigation, and Apprehension (30400)$336,126,311$336,126,311
Financial Assistance to Local Law Enforcement Officials (30405)FY2001 $262,816,959FY2002 $262,816,959
Financial Assistance to Regional Jail Authorities (30410)FY2001 $73,309,352FY2002 $73,309,352
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2001 $336,126,311FY2002 $336,126,311

Authority: Title 15.2, Chapter 16, Articles 3 and 6.1; and §§ 53.1-83.1 and 53.1-85, Code of Virginia.


A.1. 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.


2. The salary of any sheriff serving a county and city which operated a jail on July 1, 1998, which subsequently closed, shall not be reduced until the last day of the month in which a regional jail serving the county and city begins to house inmates.


July 1, 2000

December 1, 2000

December 1, 2001

to

to

to

November 30, 2000

November 30, 2001

November 30, 2002


Law Enforcement and Jail Responsibility


Less than 10,000

$51,856

$53,101

$53,101

10,000 to 19,999

$59,604

$61,034

$61,034

20,000 to 39,999

$65,499

$67,071

$67,071

40,000 to 69,999

$71,194

$72,903

$72,903

70,000 to 99,999

$79,105

$81,004

$81,004

100,000 to 174,999

$87,895

$90,004

$90,004

175,000 to 249,999

$92,521

$94,742

$94,742

250,000 and Above

$102,801

$105,268

$105,268


Law Enforcement or Jail


Less than 10,000

$50,818

$52,038

$52,038

10,000 to 19,999

$58,412

$59,814

$59,814

20,000 to 39,999

$64,190

$65,731

$65,731

40,000 to 69,999

$69,771

$71,446

$71,446

70,000 to 99,999

$77,523

$79,384

$79,384

100,000 to 174,999

$86,137

$88,204

$88,204

175,000 to 249,999

$90,671

$92,847

$92,847

250,000 and Above

$101,259

$103,689

$103,689


No Law Enforcement or Jail Responsibility


Less than 10,000

$47,749

$48,895

$48,895

10,000 to 19,999

$53,054

$54,327

$54,327

20,000 to 39,999

$58,949

$60,364

$60,364

40,000 to 69,999

$65,499

$67,071

$67,071

70,000 to 99,999

$72,778

$74,525

$74,525

100,000 to 174,999

$80,863

$82,804

$82,804

175,000 to 249,999

$85,119

$87,162

$87,162

250,000 and Above

$95,605

$97,900

$97,900


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. Should the scheduled opening date of any facility be delayed for which funds are available in this Item, the Director, 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 60, 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 may 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. 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.


G. The Compensation Board shall allocate positions for alternative incarceration programs approved pursuant to Item 64, paragraph E 2 of this act, at a ratio of one position for every 16 inmates in such programs.


H.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.


I. There is hereby reappropriated the unexpended balance in this program on June 30, 2000, June 30, 2001, and June 30, 2002.


J. The Compensation Board shall estimate biannually the number of additional law enforcement deputies which will be needed in accordance with § 15.2-1609.1, Code of Virginia. Such estimate of the number of positions and related costs shall be included in the Board's biennial budget request submission to the Governor and General Assembly. The allocation of such positions, established by the Governor and General Assembly in Item 60 of this act, shall be determined by the Compensation Board on an annual basis. The annual allocation of these positions to local Sheriff's offices shall be based upon the most recent final population estimate for the locality that is available to the Compensation Board at the time when the agency's annual budget request is completed. The source of such population estimates shall be the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service of the University of Virginia or the United States Bureau of the Census.