SB165: Jails, local; compensation for cost of incarceration.

SENATE BILL NO. 165

Offered January 12, 2022
Prefiled January 10, 2022
A BILL to amend and reenact § 53.1-20.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to compensation of local jails for cost of incarceration.
Patron-- Peake

Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 53.1-20.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 53.1-20.1. Compensation of local jails for cost of incarceration.

If the Director is unable to accommodate in a state correctional facility any convicted felon sentenced to the Department for a felony committed before January 1, 1995, whose sentence totals more than two years or who is convicted of a felony committed on or after January 1, 1995, and who is required to serve a total period of one year or more in a state correctional facility, the Department of Corrections shall compensate local jails for the actual cost of incarceration as provided for calculated in the general appropriation act jail cost report prepared annually by the Compensation Board beginning on the sixty-first day following the date of mailing by certified letter or electronic transmittal by the clerk of the committing court to the Director of the final order.