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Budget Bill - HB1600 (Introduced)

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Department of Criminal Justice Services

Item 397

Item 397

First Year - FY2009Second Year - FY2010
Financial Assistance to Localities - General (72800)$206,501,876
$198,795,927
$205,001,876
$190,651,745
Financial Assistance to Localities Operating Police Departments (72813)FY2009 $206,501,876
$198,795,927
FY2010 $205,001,876
$190,651,745
Fund Sources: 
GeneralFY2009 $206,501,876
$198,795,927
FY2010 $205,001,876
$190,651,745

Authority: Title 9.1, Chapter 1, Article 8, Code of Virginia.


A. Except for the funds referred to in paragraph E of this Item, the funds appropriated in this Item shall be distributed to localities with qualifying police departments, as defined in §§ 9.1-165 through 9.1-172, Code of Virginia (HB 599).  Notwithstanding the provisions of §§ 9.1-165 through 9.1-172, Code of Virginia, the amount distributed to each locality the first year and the second year shall be equal to 96.241 percent of that locality's final FY 2008 distribution as outlined in the Governor's 2008 budget reduction plan of October 9, 2008 and the amount distributed the second year shall be 93 percent of the final FY 2008 distribution.


B. For purposes of receiving funds in accordance with this program, it is the intention of the General Assembly that the Town of Boone's Mill shall be considered to have had a police department in operation since the 1980-82 biennium and is therefore eligible for financial assistance under Title 9.1, Chapter 1, Article 8, Code of Virginia (House Bill 599).


C.1. It is the intent of the General Assembly that state funding provided to localities operating police departments be used to fund local public safety services. Funds provided in this item shall not be used to supplant the funding provided by localities for public safety services.


2. To ensure that state funding provided to localities operating police departments does not supplant local funding for public safety services, all localities shall annually certify to the Department of Criminal Justice Services the amount of funding provided by the locality to support public safety services and that the funding provided in this item was used to supplement that local funding. This certification shall be provided in such manner and on such date as determined by the Department. The Department shall provide this information to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees within 30 days following the submission of the local certifications.


D.   The director of the Department of Criminal Justice Services is authorized to withhold reimbursements due a locality under Title 9.1, Chapter 1, Article 8, Code of Virginia, upon notification from the Superintendent of State Police that there is reason to believe that crime data reported by the locality to the Department of State Police in accordance with § 52-28, Code of Virginia, is missing, incomplete or incorrect.  Upon subsequent notification by the superintendent that the data is accurate, the director shall make reimbursement of withheld funding due the locality when such corrections are made within the same fiscal year that funds have been withheld.


E. Out of the amounts appropriated for this item, $1,500,000 the first year shall be provided for the operations of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Northern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force to expand the regional operations of these two task forces. Of the total amount provided, $750,000 shall be distributed to the Bedford County Sheriff's Office for the operation of the Southern Virginia Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and $750,000 shall be distributed to the Virginia State Police for the operation of the Northern Virginia-Washington, D.C., Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.