2009 Session

Budget Amendments - SB850 (Committee Approved)

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Authority for Contract Prisoners (language only)

Item 390 #8s

Item 390 #8s

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 431, following 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.
5. The Secretary of Finance shall provide the Department of Corrections anticipation loans in such amounts as may be needed to pay the initial expenses of operating such facilities, as may be recommended by the Department of Corrections to house contract prisoners.  Such loans shall be based on the revenues anticipated from payments by other jurisdictions for housing their prisoners."

(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. This amendment also authorizes the Secretary of Finance to provide revenue anticipation loans for the department to begin housing contract prisoners in such facilities as may become available.)