Jail Authorities Act

§ 53.1-95.2. Jail authority

The governing bodies of two or more counties, cities, or towns or a combination thereof may by concurrent ordinances or resolutions or by agreement, create a jail authority. Such authority shall be subject to all rights, privileges, and obligations contained in Chapter 3 (§ 53.1-68 et seq.) of this title.

1990, c. 837; 1992, c. 421.

§ 53.1-95.20. Duty to prescribe rules and regulations

It shall be the duty of an authority created pursuant to this article to prescribe rules and regulations, not inconsistent with standards of the State Board of Local and Regional Jails, for the operation of the project or projects constructed under the provisions of this article.

1990, c. 837; 2020, c. 759.

§ 53.1-95.21. Supplemental and additional powers

The foregoing sections of this article shall be deemed to provide an additional and alternative method for the performance of acts authorized thereby, shall be regarded as supplemental and additional to powers conferred by other laws, and shall not be regarded as in derogation of any powers now existing.

1990, c. 837.

§ 53.1-95.22. Liberal construction

This article, being necessary for the welfare of the Commonwealth and its inhabitants, shall be liberally construed to effect the purposes thereof.

1990, c. 837.

§ 53.1-95.23. Repealed

Repealed by Acts 2015, c. 709, cl. 2.

§ 53.1-95.24. Inconsistent laws inapplicable

All other general or special laws inconsistent with any provision of this article are hereby declared to be inapplicable to the provisions of this article.

1990, c. 837.