2017 Session

Budget Bill - HB1500 (Reenrolled)

Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission

Item 50

Item 50 (Not set out)

First Year - FY2017Second Year - FY2018
Adjudicatory Research, Planning, and Coordination (32400)$1,161,125$1,161,173
Adjudicatory Research And Planning (32403)FY2017 $1,161,125FY2018 $1,161,173
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2017 $1,091,094FY2018 $1,091,142
SpecialFY2017 $70,031FY2018 $70,031

Authority: Title 17.1, Chapter 8, Code of Virginia

A. For any fiscal impact statement prepared by the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission pursuant to § 30-19.1:4, Code of Virginia, for which the commission does not have sufficient information to project the impact, the commission shall assign a minimum fiscal impact of $50,000 to the bill and this amount shall be printed on the face of each such bill, but shall not be codified. The provisions of § 30-19.1:4, paragraph H. shall be applicable to any such bill.

B.1. Notwithstanding the provisions of § 19.2-303.5 of the Code of Virginia, the provisions of that section shall not expire on July 1, 2016, but shall continue in effect until July 1, 2017, and may be implemented in up to four sites.

2. The Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, with the concurrence of the chief judge of the circuit court and the Commonwealth's attorney of the locality, shall designate each immediate sanction probation program site. The Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission shall develop guidelines and procedures for implementing the program, administer the program, and evaluate the results of the program. As part of its administration of the program, the commission shall designate a standard, validated substance abuse assessment instrument to be used by probation and parole districts to assess probationers subject to the immediate sanction probation program. The commission shall also determine outcome measures and collect data for evaluation of the results of the program at the designated sites. The commission shall present a report on the implementation of the immediate sanction probation program, including recidivism results to the Chief Justice, Governor, and the Chairmen of the House and Senate Courts of Justice Committees, the House Appropriations Committee, and the Senate Finance Committee by November 1, 2016.

C. The clerk of each circuit court shall provide the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission case data in an electronic format from its own case management system or the statewide Circuit Case Management System. If the statewide Circuit Case Management System is used by the clerk, when requested by the Commission, the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court shall provide for the transfer of such data to the Commission. The Commission may use the data for research, evaluation, or statistical purposes only and shall ensure the confidentiality and security of the data. The Commission shall only publish statistical reports and analyses based on this data as needed for its annual reports or for other reports as required by the General Assembly. The Commission shall not publish personal or case identifying information, including names, social security numbers and dates of birth, that may be included in the data from a case management system. Upon transfer to the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission, such data shall not be subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.