2017 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1500 (Conference Report)

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Technology in Corrections (language only)

Item 394 #3c

Item 394 #3c

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections


Page 386, after line 18, insert:

"P. The Department of Corrections shall review the current and future use of technology within the department for the purposes of increasing security and employee productivity and achieving long-term cost savings.  The department shall give consideration to technological innovations which could be applied to current and future correctional facilities and to the supervision of offenders in the community.  Copies of the review, including any recommendations as appropriate, shall be provided to the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security, the Director of the Department of Planning and Budget, and the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committee by October 1, 2017."


(This amendment directs the Department of Corrections to review the current and future use of technology to improve security and employee productivity, and to achieve long-term cost savings.)