1997 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Conference Report)

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DOC Jail Contracting

Item 78 #3c

Item 78 #3c

First Year - FY1997 Second Year - FY1998
Compensation Board FY1997 $0 FY1998 $11,863,600 GF

Page 54, line 27, strike "$53,276,644" and insert "$65,140,244".
Page 57, after line 14, insert:
"M.1.  Local or regional jails receiving funds from the State Compensation Board shall give priority to the housing of inmates in order of local-responsible, state-responsible, and state contract inmates.  Within the limits of funds appropriated in this item, local and regional jails shall enter into agreements with the Director, Department of Corrections, to house state-responsible offenders and effect transfers of convicted state felons between and among local and regional jails.
2. Such agreements shall be entered into for a period of one year, subject only to the limitations of available funding, with a minimum percentage of bedspace guaranteed by the local or regional jail,
and shall take precedence over contracts for housing federal prisoners, within the limits of bedspace availability as defined pursuant to standards of the Board of Corrections, except in any case where a federal agency has contributed a share of the capital cost of the facility in return for a guarantee of a proportional number of beds.  Bedspace pursuant to such agreements shall be determined by the Director, Department of Corrections, based upon state prisoner intake compliance, operational capacity of the jail, and current and projected prisoner population of the jail.
3. Pursuant to such agreements, the State Compensation Board is authorized to reimburse localities an amount not to exceed $14 per state felon day, which shall be in addition to any such amounts otherwise authorized by this act.  Any such funds received by the localities as a result of this provision shall be used for the maintenance and operation of the local or regional facility."

(This amendment provides $11,863,600 from the general fund the second year to expand the jail contracting program. This amendment also directs local and regional jails to participate in the program, specifies the details of such participation, and sets forth a reimbursement rate for that participation.)