2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Committee Approved)

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New Prison Construction in Charlotte County (language only)

Item 387 #2h

Item 387 #2h

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 418, after line 39, insert:
"M.  Included in this appropriation is $1,198,655 the second year for the Department of Corrections to move forward toward the identification, selection, and acquisition of a site in Charlotte County for a medium security correctional facility, as envisioned in subparagraph I.2. of Item 410 of Chapter 951 of the Acts of Assembly of 2005, including moving forward through the use of the Public-Private Education and Infrastructure Act or such other means as shall be appropriate to meet projected bedspace requirements through fiscal year 2011."

(This amendment provides $1.2 million to pay for the initial architectural and engineering plans and to move forward on the selection of a site for a new prison facility in Charlotte County. Based upon the current projected number of adult state-responsible prisoners, the construction of this new facility will be required by the end of fiscal year 2011. Funding for the planning and site purchase is derived from the Corrections Special Reserve Fund, for which a deposit of $1.2 million is necessary because of House Bill 2749 and House Bill 2524, introduced during the 2007 Session of the General Assembly.)