2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Kory
Priority Hiring of Former Contract Staff (language only)

Item 400 #3h

Item 400 #3h

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections


Page 478, after line 25, insert:

"N. The Department shall develop and implement a plan to ensure that should the Department assume management and operation of a correctional facility formerly operated or managed by a private contractor, the Department shall give priority to former employees of such correctional facility during any hiring process conducted to assume operation of such facility."


(This amendment directs the Department of Corrections to give priority to former employees of contractors operating state correctional facilities when the Department assumes operations/managements. In the condition where former employees do not meet DOC employee standards, they will have the opportunity to interview for DOC positions.)