2006 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB5012 (Introduced)

Secretary of Public Safety

Item 403

Item 403

First Year - FY2005Second Year - FY2006
Administrative and Support Services (71900)$658,222$684,495
General Management and Direction (71901)FY2005 $658,222FY2006 $684,495
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2005 $658,222FY2006 $684,495

Authority: Title 2.2, Chapter 2, Article 8, and § 2.2-201, Code of Virginia.

A. The Secretary shall present revised state and local juvenile and state and local responsibility adult offender population forecasts to the Governor, the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees, and the Chairmen of the House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees by October 15, 2004, for each fiscal year through FY 2010 and by September 30, 2005, for each fiscal year through FY 2011. The Secretary shall ensure that the revised forecast for state-responsible adult offenders shall include an estimate of the number of probation violators included each year within the overall population forecast through fiscal year 2011 who may be appropriate for alternative sanctions, including return-to-custody facilities.

B. The Secretary of Public Safety, in conjunction with the Department of Corrections, shall develop a plan to expand the future availability and utilization of minimum security facilities for sanctions appropriate for probation and parole violators, or other offenders, identified as having low risk of reoffending, consistent with the sentencing guidelines developed by the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission. The plan shall identify potential locations for such facilities, including jails, nonprofit or privately operated facilities, and shall include recommendations to address the punishment, treatment and other needs for such offenders. In developing this plan, the Secretary shall consult with the State Board of Corrections, the Virginia Sheriffs Association, the Virginia Association of Regional Jails, the Virginia Association of Commonwealth's Attorneys, the State Compensation Board, the Office of the Attorney General, the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission, and the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission. Copies of this plan shall be provided to the Chairmen of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees by October 15, 2005.