1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Conference Report)

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Drakes Branch private prison language (language only)

Item 472 #20c

Item 472 #20c

Public Safety
Institutions, Division of

Page 278, line 40, after "County. " strike "In".
Page 278, strike lines 41 through 45.
Page 278, after line 53, insert:
"2. The General Assembly finds that a request-for-proposal having been issued and a prime vendor having been selected, the Department may enter into a contract for the financing, design, construction, and operation of a 1,000-bed medium security private prison in Charlotte County when the following criteria are met: 1) the Secretary of Public Safety certifies that the official state responsible inmate forecast shows a need for additional beds within three years when compared to existing, authorized, or contracted Department of Corrections bed capacity;  2) the Department of Planning and Budget has completed an analysis showing that this contract provides a cost-benefit to the Commonwealth when compared to alternative means of providing this facility and, 3) the State Treasurer, the Attorney General, and the Department of General Services have reviewed the form and content of any proposed contract, pursuant to §2.1 of Title 53.1, Code of Virginia.  Such certification, and the results of the analyses and reviews, shall be presented to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees at least 30 days prior to signing of any contract."
Page 278, line 54, strike "2" and insert "3".
Page 279, line 5, strike "3" and insert "4".

(This amendment modifies language authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into a contract for a second private correctional center. The intent is to preserve efforts to date by the agency and the vendor until such time as additional prison beds are needed.)