SB1001: Corrections, State Board of; powers and duties.


SENATE BILL NO. 1001
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
on January 28, 2011)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Watkins)
A BILL to amend and reenact § 53.1-5 of the Code of Virginia and to repeal § 53.1-7 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the State Board of Corrections.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 53.1-5 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 53.1-5. Powers and duties of Board.

The Board shall have the following powers and duties:

1. To develop and establish program operational and fiscal standards and goals governing the operation of state, local and community, regional and community correctional facilities and community correctional services;

2. To ensure the development of long-range programs and plans for corrections services provided at the state and local levels;

3. To review and comment on all budgets and requests for appropriations for the Department prior to their submission to the Governor and on all applications for federal funds;

4. To monitor the activities of the Department and its effectiveness in implementing the standards and goals of the Board;

5. To advise the Governor, and Director and General Assembly on matters relating to corrections;

63. To make, adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this title and other laws of the Commonwealth administered by the Director or the Department pertaining to local, regional and community correctional facilities; and

74. To ensure the development of programs to educate citizens and elicit public support for the activities of the Department.

2.  That § 53.1-7 of the Code of Virginia is repealed.

SENATE BILL NO. 1001
Offered January 12, 2011
Prefiled January 11, 2011
A BILL to amend and reenact § 53.1-5 of the Code of Virginia, and to repeal § 53.1-7 of the Code of Virginia, relating to the State Board of Corrections.
Patron-- Watkins

Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That § 53.1-5 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 53.1-5. Powers and duties of Board.

The Board shall have the following powers and duties:

1. To develop and establish program operational and fiscal standards and goals governing the operation of state, local and community regional correctional facilities and private community correctional services;

2. To ensure the development of long-range programs and plans for corrections services provided at the state and local levels;

3. To review and comment on all budgets and requests for appropriations for the Department prior to their submission to the Governor and on all applications for federal funds;

4. To monitor the activities of the Department and its effectiveness in implementing the standards and goals of the Board;

5. To advise the Governor, and Director and General Assembly on matters relating to corrections;

63. To make, adopt and promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this title and other laws of the Commonwealth administered by the Director or the Department; and

74. To ensure the development of programs to educate citizens and elicit public support for the activities of the Department.

2.  That § 53.1-7 of the Code of Virginia is repealed.