2006 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5002 (Chapter 3)

Indigent Defense Commission

Item 39

Item 39

First Year - FY2007Second Year - FY2008
Legal Defense (32700)$36,162,445$36,055,009
Indigent Defense, Criminal (32701)FY2007 $36,162,445FY2008 $36,055,009
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2007 $36,152,445FY2008 $36,045,009
SpecialFY2007 $10,000FY2008 $10,000

Authority: §§ 19.2-163.1 through 19.2-163.8, Code of Virginia, as amended by Chapter 884 of the Acts of Assembly 2004.

A. Out of the amounts provided for criminal indigent defense, $5,931,546 the first year and $5,931,546 the second year from the general fund is provided to establish four public defender offices in Arlington County (including the City of Falls Church) and the cities of Chesapeake, Hampton, and Newport News. The Indigent Defense Commission shall give priority in establishing these public defender offices first to the City of Newport News.

B.  Pursuant to § 19.2-163.01 (A) (9), Code of Virginia, the Executive Director of the Indigent Defense Commission shall serve at the pleasure of the Commission.