2011 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Grayson County Correctional Center (language only)

Item 379 #4c

Item 379 #4c

Public Safety
Corrections, Department of

Page 325, after line 33, insert:
"P.  The Governor is authorized to open any one or more housing units at the new medium security adult correctional center in Grayson County, provided that the cost of opening such housing units is provided either through reductions in the number of state-responsible offenders housed in local and regional jails or by housing out-of-state inmates.  The Director, Department of Planning and Budget is authorized to approve a revenue anticipation loan from the Department of the Treasury to support the necessary start-up operations in an amount sufficient to meet contractual obligations to house out-of-state inmates in this facility prior to June 30, 2012, subject to the approval of the Governor.  Thirty days prior to opening any housing units at the new facility in Grayson County, the Secretary of Public Safety shall present a plan describing the number of offenders to be housed in the facility, the projected operating costs, and the source of any revenues supporting the operation of the facility, to the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees."

(This amendment provides the Governor with the authorization to open the new medium security correctional center in Grayson County, contingent upon the availability of sufficient revenues, either by reducing the number of state-responsible offenders housed in local jails or securing contracts to house out-of-state inmates.)