2009 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1600 (Conference Report)

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Authority for Contract Prisoners (language only)

Item 390 #4c

Item 390 #4c

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 431, after line 7, insert:
"4. The Department of Corrections shall determine whether it may be possible to contract to house additional federal inmates or inmates from other states in space available within state correctional facilities.  The department may, subject to the approval of the Governor, enter into such contracts, to the extent that sufficient bedspace may become available in state facilities for this purpose."

(This amendment directs the Department of Corrections to determine whether there may be additional opportunities to contract with other governmental entities to house prisoners from those jurisdictions, and to enter into such contracts if space is available, subject to the approval of the Governor.)