Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund; purpose, fee apportionment.
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim
Fund; purpose; fee apportionment. Provides that the Department
of Criminal Justice Services shall adopt guidelines to make funds
from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund, which
is used to support the prosecution of domestic violence cases and
victim services, available to sexual assault service providers and
hospitals for the purpose of funding the cost of salaries and equipment
for sexual assault forensic examiners, sexual assault nurse examiners,
and pediatric forensic nurses, with priority for funding such costs
given to such forensic examiners, nurse examiners, and forensic nurses
serving rural and underserved communities. The bill also increases
the amount apportioned to the Fund from the fixed-fee assessments
for misdemeanors and traffic infractions tried in district court.
Bill Patron: Deeds
(Senate) Continued to 2023 in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N) February 2, 2022