1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Conference Report)

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Charlotte County Prison (language only)

Item 457 #6c

Item 457 #6c

Public Safety
Institutions, Division of

Page 297, line 35, strike "minimum" and insert "medium".
Page 297, line 35, after "facility" insert:
"to be located in Charlotte County."
Page 297, line 36, strike "April 1, 2000" and insert "January 1, 2000".
Page 297, after line 56, insert:
"c. The General Assembly finds that the Commonwealth currently has a sufficient stock of minimum security prison bed space to satisfy its needs and that additional space with higher security levels is needed to incarcerate violent offenders.  Therefore, the Department of Corrections' current competitive negotiation for the financing, design, construction and operation of a 1,000-bed minimum security private prison is hereby amended to instead procure the financing, design, construction and operation of a 1,000-bed medium security private prison.  No advertising, evaluation, or other work on the Department's competitive negotiation process for the procurement of a 1,000-bed minimum security prison need be redone, any other provision of law to the contrary notwithstanding.  The source of funding for this security enhancement to this project shall be federal funds pursuant to the Violent Offender and Truth-in-Sentencing Incentive Grant Program administered by the U. S. Department of Justice."

(This amendment provides authority for the Department of Corrections to change the scope of work for the 1,000-bed private prison to be built in Charlotte County from a minimum to a medium security facility, using federal prison construction grants to pay for the additional capital cost of the project. A companion amendment to Item 452 provides authority for the expenditure of federal funds for this purpose. This amendment also advances the opening date of the facility to January 1, 2000.)