2011 Session

Budget Amendments - SB800 (Committee Approved)

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Open New Prison in Grayson County

Item 379 #1s

Item 379 #1s

First Year - FY2011 Second Year - FY2012
Public Safety
Corrections, Department of FY2011 $0 FY2012 $12,000,000 GF
FY2011 0.00 FY2012 220.00 FTE

Page 322, line 48, strike "$827,716,927" and insert "$839,716,927".
Page 325, following line 33, insert:
"P.  1. Included in this appropriation is $12,000,000 from the general fund the second year and 220 positions to open the first two of four housing units at the new correctional facility in Grayson County, on or after July 1, 2011.
2. If the Governor determines that this facility is required to be opened at an earlier date in order to accommodate contractual obligations to house 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 accommodate the earlier opening date, subject to the approval of the Governor."

(This amendment provides $12,000,000 from the general fund and 220 positions the second year to open the first two of the four housing units at the new adult medium security correctional facility in Grayson County. A companion amendment to Item 375 provides funds and 12 positions to the Department of Correctional Education to open the school at this new facility. Accordingly, the opening of this facility will provide a total of 232 jobs in Grayson County, not including the indirect impact on private sector employment in the area.)