2006 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5012 (Introduced)

Indigent Defense Commission

Item 39

Item 39

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Legal Defense (32700)$28,373,168$32,060,979
Indigent Defense, Criminal (32701)FY2005 $28,373,168FY2006 $32,060,979
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2005 $28,363,168FY2006 $32,050,979
SpecialFY2005 $10,000FY2006 $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. It is the intent of the General Assembly that the current employees of the Public Defender Commission shall become the employees of the new Indigent Defense Commission, effective July 1, 2004. This includes employees located in the central administrative office as well as the employees located in the individual public defender offices.

B. Out of the amounts provided for criminal indigent defense, $6,425,708 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.

C. 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.