1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Item 472 #13s

Item 472 #13s

Public Safety
Institutions, Division of

Page 278, line 45, after "2001." insert:
"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 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 reinstates language contained in the 1997 Appropriation Act regarding the use of federal prison construction funds.)