2002 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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Federal Inmate Jail Cost Recovery

Item 67 #1s

Item 67 #1s

First Year - FY2003 Second Year - FY2004
Compensation Board FY2003 ($4,500,000) FY2004 ($4,500,000) GF

Page 44, line 10, strike "$58,589,593" and insert "$54,089,593".
Page 44, line 10, strike "$58,589,593" and insert "$54,089,593".
Page 46, strike lines 35 through 60.
Page 47, strike lines 1 through 21.  
Page 46, line 35, insert:
"H.1.  The Compensation Board shall recover the state-funded personnel costs associated with housing federal inmates, District of Columbia inmates or contract inmates from other states.  The Compensation Board shall determine, by individual jail, the amount to be recovered by the Commonwealth by multiplying the jail's current inmate days for this population by the proportion of the jail's per inmate day salary funds provided by the Commonwealth, as identified in the most recent Jail Cost Report prepared by the Compensation Board.  If a jail is not included in the most recent Jail Cost Report, the Compensation Board shall use the statewide average of per inmate day salary funds provided by the Commonwealth.  
2.  The Compensation Board shall deduct the amount to be reimbursed to the Commonwealth from the facility's next quarterly per diem payment for state-responsible and local-responsible inmates.  Should the next quarterly per diem payment owed the locality not be sufficient against which to net the total amount owed the Commonwealth, the locality shall remit the remaining amount not recovered to the Compensation Board.
3.  In conducting the calculations, the Compensation Board shall not reduce state funds for facilities where the federal government provided direct appropriations for capital construction to house such detainees and inmates."

(This amendment modifies the methodology used to determine the amount local jails are to reimburse the state for housing federal and out-of-state inmates. The new methodology applies individual jail costs and average daily population figures for this population as reported in the most current Jail Cost Report. This change will ensure that the state's portion of salary costs used for housing these nonlocal-responsible and nonstate-responsible inmates are recovered out of the contracted per diem the jails receive for housing these inmates.)