2016 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Conference Report)

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Review Potential Use of Inmates for Demolition of Vacant Buildings (language only)

Item 80 #1c

Item 80 #1c

Department of General Services


Page 63, after line 33, insert:

"T.  The Department of General Services, in consultation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, the Department of Corrections, and all other applicable state agencies, shall evaluate the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of using inmate labor to assist in the demolition of vacant buildings on state property.  The Department shall develop a plan that includes an inventory of vacant buildings on properties owned by the Commonwealth, which might appropriately be considered for demolition using inmate labor, and an estimated cost of demolition using inmate labor.  The Department shall report its findings to the affected agencies, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees by November 1, 2016.".


(This amendment directs the Department of General Services to work with state agencies to determine if it is feasible and cost-effective to use inmates in assisting with demolition of older vacant buildings on state-owned property.)