2024 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Floor Approved)

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Adjust Funding for DOC Capital Infrastructure Fund

Item C-32 #1h

Item C-32 #1h

First Year - FY2025 Second Year - FY2026
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections FY2025 ($5,000,000) FY2026 $0 NGF

Page 548, line 29, strike "$15,000,000" and insert "$10,000,000".

Page 548, line 31, before "The appropriation", insert "A."

Page 548, after line 37, insert:

"B. The Department shall provide a report detailing the intended disposition and/or alternate use of the following facilities slated for closure: Sussex II State Prison, Augusta Correctional Center, Haynesville Field Unit, and Stafford Community Corrections Alternative Program. Any plans to retain facility ownership shall detail costs to maintain the property in habitable condition and, if applicable, costs to renovate or repurpose, and specific repurpose intentions. Alternately, such report shall also provide details on timeline and cost estimates to demolish, sell, or otherwise dispose of any of these facilities. The report shall be submitted to the Chairs of the House Appropriations Committee and Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee no later than November 1, 2024."


(This amendment reduces general fund by $5.0 million the first year to provide $10.0 million for repairs to statewide facilities owned and overseen by the Department of Corrections (DOC). The amendment also directs DOC to provide a report on the estimated costs and timeline for the re-usage and/or disposal of four properties slated for closure.)