2013 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Committee Approved)

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Cost Recovery Exemption for Federal HEM Prisoners (language only)

Item 69 #2h

Item 69 #2h

Compensation Board

Page 51, after line 12, insert:
"7.  Beginning March 1, 2013, federal inmates placed in the custody of a regional jail pursuant to a work release program operated by the federal Bureau of Prisons shall be exempt from the recovery of costs associated with housing federal inmates pursuant to paragraph H.1. of this item if such federal inmates have been assigned by the federal Bureau of Prisons to a home electronic monitoring program in place for such inmates by agreement with the jail on or before January 1, 2012 and are not housed in the jail facility.  However, no such exemption shall apply to any federal inmate while they are housed in the regional jail facility."

(This amendment provides Riverside Regional Jail an exemption from the Compensation Board's federal inmate cost recovery methodology for those federal inmates assigned by the federal Bureau of Prisons to a home electronic monitoring program. While Riverside Regional Jail receives a per diem for monitoring these federal inmates to ensure they are complying with the Bureau of Prisons' conditions, these federal inmates have never been housed within Riverside Regional Jail. In addition, the Bureau of Prisons has required Riverside Regional Jail to purchase the actual monitoring devices worn by the federal inmates. Language states that no exemption is provided for any federal inmate actually housed in the jail. This language would make the exemption effective with the first quarterly per diem payment to the jail in fiscal year 2014.)