2010 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Howell
Task Force - Membership and Charge (language only)

Item 370 #2s

Item 370 #2s

Public Safety
Public Safety, Secretary of

Page 251, line 32, following "appropriate" insert ", and shall include representatives of victims, drug and mental health treatment providers, reentry program providers. public defenders, and families of offenders.  The task force shall monitor and report to the Joint Subcommittee on Public Safety concerning the implementation of its prior recommendations.  The task force shall also make further recommendations concerning policies designed (1) to reduce the number of nonviolent offenders entering and continuing to be incarcerated in state and local correctional facilities, and (2) within the resources available, to increase the availability and effectiveness of educational, vocational, treatment, reentry, and other programs for violent and nonviolent offenders incarcerated in and released from such facilities.  Such recommendations shall include appropriate consideration of the need to protect public safety."

(This amendment expands the membership of the Task Force on Alternatives for Nonviolent Offenders and clarifies its mission.)