2007 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1650 (Committee Approved)

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Prison Inmate Phone System (language only)

Item 387 #4h

Item 387 #4h

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 418, after line 39, insert:
"M.  The total amount of any commissions, lease payments, and other fees payable by the provider of telecommunications services to the Commonwealth or any agency or political subdivision thereof under the terms of a contract for the provision of any collect calling system or debit or prepaid telephone system operated for persons incarcerated in a state, local, or regional correctional facility in the Commonwealth that is entered into, renewed, or amended on or after July 1, 2007, shall not exceed, over the term of the contract, 10 percent of the amounts paid by the persons who use the service pursuant to the contract."

(This amendment limits the amount of profit that the Commonwealth, its agencies, or political subdivisions can make off the operations of inmate telephone systems entered into, renewed, or amended on or after July 1, 2007, to no more than 10 percent more than the cost that persons using the service pay. Currently, the amount of profit earned on these inmate telephone systems can be as much as 40 percent.)