2021 Special Session I

Budget Bill - HB1800 (Chapter 552)

Court of Appeals of Virginia

Item 40

Item 40

First Year - FY2021Second Year - FY2022
Pre-Trial, Trial, and Appellate Processes (32100)$9,948,128
Appellate Review (32101)FY2021 $9,943,128
FY2022 $9,943,128
Other Court Costs And Allowances (Criminal Fund) (32104)FY2021 $5,000FY2022 $5,000
Fund Sources:  
GeneralFY2021 $9,948,128
FY2022 $9,948,128

Authority: Title 17.1, Chapter 4 and § 19.2-163, Code of Virginia.

A. Out of the amounts in this Item for Appellate Review shall be paid:

1. 1. The annual salary of the Chief Judge, $183,008 from July 1, 2020 to June 9, 2021, $183,008 $192,158 from June 10, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

2. The annual salaries of the ten (10) judges, each at $179,926 from July 1, 2020 to June 9, 2021, $179,926  $188,922 from June 10, 2021 to June 30, 2022.

3. Salaries of the judges are to be 95 percent of the salaries of justices of the Supreme Court except for the Chief Judge, who shall receive an additional $3,000 annually.

4. To each judge, $6,500 the first year and $6,500 the second year, for expenses not otherwise reimbursed, said expenses to be paid out of the current appropriation to the Court.

B. There is hereby reappropriated the unexpended balance remaining at the close of business on June 30, 2020, in the appropriation made in Item 39, Chapter 854, Acts of Assembly of 2019, in the item detail Other Court Costs and Allowances (Criminal Fund) and the balance remaining in this item detail on June 30, 2021.

C. The amount of attorney's fees allowed counsel to indigent defendants in appeals to the Court of Appeals shall be in the discretion of the court.

D. Out of the amounts appropriated in this Item, $1,064,609 the first year and $7,613,112 the second year from the general fund to support additional judges and associated staff to address anticipated workload increases related to legislation adopted by the 2021 Session of the General Assembly that expands the jurisdiction and organization of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.