2004 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB5001 (Conference Report)

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Local Community Correction Funding

Item 430 #5c

Item 430 #5c

First Year - FY2005 Second Year - FY2006
Public Safety
Criminal Justice Services, Department of FY2005 $819,000 FY2006 $1,638,000 GF

Page 324, line 40, strike "$65,420,178" and insert "$66,239,178".
Page 324, line 40, strike "$65,420,178" and insert "$67,058,178".
Page 325, line 42, strike "18,620,828" and insert "19,439,828".
Page 325, line 43, strike "18,620,828" and insert "20,258,828".
Page 326, strike lines 22 through 40.

(This amendment provides $819,000 the first year and $1,638,000 the second year from the general fund for local community corrections and pre-trial release programs to increase the diversion of low-risk, non-violent offenders from local and regional jails, subject to the oversight of local community criminal justice boards. This level of funding is sufficient to provide for the addition of an estimated 39 local probation officers, thereby increasing caseloads by an estimated 1,500 offenders statewide by the second year. In addition, this amendment eliminates language authorizing a pilot program intended to divert offenders serving six months or less in jail, which has proven to be unsuccessful.)