Maine LD 186: An Act To Reverse Jail Consolidation

LD 186 (subjects: JAILS , CONSOLIDATION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=186&PID=1456&snum=127


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Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Sen. Paul Davis of Piscataquis: (R – District 4) — e-mail | Twitter | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
1/29/2015 Senate Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
suggested and ordered printed
On motion by Senator Rosen of Hancock REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
1/29/2015 House Bill REFERRED to the Committee on CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND PUBLIC SAFETY.
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/19/2015 Senate Reports READ
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock Tabled until Later in Today’s Session, pending ACCEPTANCE OF EITHER REPORT
Unfinished Business
6/22/2015 Senate Taken from the table by the President
On motion by Senator ROSEN of Hancock The Majority Ought to Pass As Amended Report ACCEPTED
READ ONCE
Committee Amendment “A” (S-304) READ and ADOPTED
Under suspension of the Rules, READ A SECOND TIME and PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED by Committee Amendment “A” (S-304)
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/23/2015 House Reports READ.
Representative FOWLE of Vassalboro moved to ACCEPT the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report.
Motion of Representative DEVIN of Newcastle to TABLE until later in today’s session FAILED.
ROLL CALL NO. 374
(Yeas 46 – Nays 98 – Absent 7 – Excused 0)
6/23/2015 House Subsequently, the Majority Ought to Pass as Amended Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 375
(Yeas 131 – Nays 14 – Absent 6 – Excused 0)
The Bill was READ ONCE.
Committee Amendment “A” (S-304) was READ.
On motion of Representative DEVIN of Newcastle, House Amendment “A” (H-496) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-304) was READ. (Roll Call Ordered)
On motion of Representative CAMPBELL of Newfield, House Amendment “A” (H-496) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-304) was INDEFINITELY POSTPONED.
ROLL CALL NO. 376
(Yeas 86 – Nays 60 – Absent 5 – Excused 0)
Subsequently, Committee Amendment “A” (S-304) was ADOPTED.
Under suspension of the rules, the Bill was given its SECOND READING without REFERENCE to the Committee on Bills in the Second Reading.
The Bill was PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-304).
In concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/23/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/23/2015 Senate On motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford PLACED ON THE SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE pending Enactment Emergency – 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.
6/30/2015 Senate On Motion by Senator HAMPER of Oxford taken from the SPECIAL APPROPRIATIONS TABLE.
On motion by Same Senator Under suspension of the Rules RECONSIDERED PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-304) , in concurrence.
On motion by Same Senator Under further suspension of the Rules RECONSIDERED whereby Committee Amendment “A” (S-304) was ADOPTED
On motion by Same Senator Senate Amendment “B” (S-341) to Committee Amendment “A” (S-304) READ and ADOPTED
Committee Amendment “A” (S-304) As Amended By Senate Amendment “B” (S-341) thereto ADOPTED , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
PASSED TO BE ENGROSSED AS AMENDED BY Committee Amendment “A” (S-304) AS AMENDED BY Senate Amendment “B” (S-341) thereto , in NON-CONCURRENCE.
Ordered sent down forthwith for concurrence.
6/30/2015 House The House RECEDED and CONCURRED to PASSAGE TO BE ENGROSSED as Amended by Committee Amendment “A” (S-304) as Amended by Senate Amendment “B” (S-341) thereto.
ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 House PASSED TO BE ENACTED.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
6/30/2015 Senate PASSED TO BE ENACTED – Emergency – 2/3 Elected Required, in concurrence.

Bill Text & Amendments

Important Note: The bill text below presents L.D. 186 as originally introduced. L.D. 186 was changed by the legislature through amendment. To understand the impact of this legislation in proper context, be sure to read adopted amendment text, available here: C-A (S-304) .

An Act To Reverse Jail Consolidation

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 1 MRSA 402, sub- 3, Q, as amended by PL 2013, c. 339, 1, is further amended to read:

Q. Security plans, staffing plans, security procedures, architectural drawings or risk assessments prepared for emergency events that are prepared for or by or kept in the custody of the Department of Corrections or a county jail if there is a reasonable possibility that public release or inspection of the records would endanger the life or physical safety of any individual or disclose security plans and procedures not generally known by the general public. Information contained in records covered by this paragraph may be disclosed to state and county officials if necessary to carry out the duties of the officials , or the Department of Corrections or members of the State Board of Corrections under conditions that protect the information from further disclosure;

Sec. 2. 4 MRSA 1057, sub- 3-A, as amended by PL 2013, c. 598, 1, is repealed.

Sec. 3. 5 MRSA 1591, sub- 4, as amended by PL 2013, c. 598, 2, is repealed.

Sec. 4. 5 MRSA 12004-G, sub- 6-C, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 3, is repealed.

Sec. 5. 14 MRSA 5545, 2nd , as amended by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 4, is further amended to read:

Whenever, under this section or under any other section in this chapter, a court issues a writ of habeas corpus ordering before it a prisoner confined in any penal or correctional institution under the control of the Department of Health and Human Services or the Department of Corrections, or confined in any county jail, its order as to the transportation of the prisoner to and from the court must be directed to the sheriff of the county in which the court is located. It is the responsibility of the sheriff or any one or more of the sheriff’s authorized deputies pursuant to any such order to safely transport a prisoner to and from the court and to provide safe and secure custody of the prisoner during the proceedings, as directed by the court. At the time of removal of a prisoner from an institution, the transporting officer shall leave with the head of the institution an attested copy of the order of the court, and upon return of the prisoner shall note that return on the copy. This paragraph as it relates to the responsibility for transportation is applicable to transfers from the county jail to any other county jail or to a state correctional facility under Title 34-A 30-A, section 1405 1656.

Sec. 6. 30-A MRSA 101, sub- 6-B, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 5, is repealed.

Sec. 7. 30-A MRSA 406, as amended by PL 2011, c. 374, 1 to 3 and corrected by RR 2011, c. 1, 46, is repealed.

Sec. 8. 30-A MRSA 701, sub- 2, as repealed and replaced by PL 2009, c. 415, Pt. A, 14, is repealed and the following enacted in its place:

2. Preparation of estimates. In order to assess a county tax, the county commissioners, prior to November 7th in each year, shall prepare estimates of the sums necessary to pay the expenses that have accrued or may probably accrue for the coming year, including the building and repairing of jails, courthouses and appurtenances, with the debts owed by their counties.

The estimates must be drawn so as to authorize the appropriations to be made to each department or agency of the county government for the year. The estimates must provide specific amounts for personal services, contractual services, commodities, debt service and capital expenditures.

Sec. 9. 30-A MRSA 701, sub- 2-A, as amended by PL 2013, c. 598, 3, is repealed.

Sec. 10. 30-A MRSA 701, sub- 2-B, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 9, is repealed.

Sec. 11. 30-A MRSA 706-A, sub- 1, as amended by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 10, is further amended to read:

1. Definitions. As used in this section, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings.

A. “Average real personal income growth” has the same meaning as under Title 5, section 1531, subsection 2.
B. “County assessment” means : total annual county appropriations reduced by all resources available to fund those appropriations other than the county tax.

(1) For the tax year of any county that began prior to January 1, 2009, total annual county appropriations reduced by all resources available to fund those appropriations other than the county tax; or

(2) For the tax year of any county that begins on or after January 1, 2009, total annual county appropriations for noncorrectional-related services as established in section 701, reduced by all resources available to fund those appropriations other than the county tax.

C. “Forecasted inflation” has the same meaning as under Title 5, section 1531, subsection 6.
D. “Property growth factor” means the percentage equivalent to a fraction , established by a county, whose denominator is the total valuation of all municipalities, plantations and unorganized territory in the county, and whose numerator is the amount of increase in the assessed valuation of any real or personal property in those jurisdictions that became subject to taxation for the first time, or taxed as a separate parcel for the first time for the most recent property tax year for which information is available, or that has had an increase in its assessed valuation over the prior year’s valuation as a result of improvements to or expansion of the property. The State Tax Assessor shall provide to the counties forms and a methodology for the calculation of the property growth factor, and the counties shall use those forms and the methodology to establish the property growth factor.
E. “State and local tax burden” has the same meaning as under Title 5, section 1531, subsection 9.

Sec. 12. 30-A MRSA 709, as amended by PL 2011, c. 374, 4, is repealed.

Sec. 13. 30-A MRSA 710, as amended by PL 2013, c. 598, 4 to 6, is repealed.

Sec. 14. 30-A MRSA 932, sub- 3, as amended by PL 2009, c. 391, 4, is repealed.

Sec. 15. 30-A MRSA 1557-B is enacted to read:

1557-B. Transfer from jails

1. Transfer. A sheriff may transfer a prisoner serving a sentence in a county jail from one jail to another to serve any part of that sentence upon the request of the sheriff of the sending jail and the approval of the sheriff of the receiving jail. A sheriff may transfer a prisoner serving a sentence in a county jail to the Department of Corrections to serve any part of that sentence upon the request of the sheriff and the approval of the Commissioner of Corrections.
2. Transfer cost. The county of the sending jail shall pay the cost of the transfer or return of the prisoner.
3. Reimbursement. The county responsible for the support of a prisoner transferred under this section while the prisoner was incarcerated in the county jail shall pay, directly to the receiving county jail or the Department of Corrections upon the request of the sheriff of the receiving jail or the department, an amount computed at a per diem per capita rate established by the receiving county jail or the department. The county also shall reimburse the receiving county jail or the department for any costs incurred in the provision of extraordinary medical or surgical treatment to the person transferred. The payment amount provided for in this section may be adjusted or dispensed with upon terms mutually agreeable to the sheriff of the sending jail and the sheriff of the receiving jail or the department if the sending jail houses any prisoners for the receiving jail or the department.
4. Transferee subject to rules. A person transferred under this section is subject to the general rules of the facility to which the person is transferred, except that:

A. The term of the original sentence remains the same unless altered by the court;
B. The person becomes eligible for meritorious good time as provided in Title 17-A, section 1253 for a person sentenced to imprisonment in a county jail;
C. The person becomes eligible for release and discharge as provided in Title 17-A, section 1254 for a person sentenced to imprisonment in a county jail;
D. The person is entitled to have the time served in the facility under this section deducted from the sentence; and
E. A person transferred under this section becomes eligible for furloughs, work or other release programs, participation in public works and charitable projects and home-release monitoring as authorized by sections 1556, 1605, 1606 and 1659-A and may apply pursuant to the rules governing the sending jail.

5. Return of prisoner. A prisoner transferred pursuant to this section must be returned to the sending jail upon the request of the sheriff of the sending jail, the sheriff of the receiving jail or the Commissioner of Corrections.
6. Commissioner of Corrections to determine temporary housing assignments. If a county that does not have a jail or has a jail that is not fully certified is unable to locate space in any other county facility for an adult or juvenile, that county may contact the Commissioner of Corrections for approval to obtain temporary housing in a correctional or detention facility operated by the Department of Corrections. The sending county shall contact each other county facility in a continuing effort to locate placement in a county facility. When the sending county locates available space in a county facility, the sheriff of the sending county shall transfer the person from the department’s correctional or detention facility and place the person in the county facility.

Sec. 16. 30-A MRSA 1558, as repealed by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 15, is reenacted to read:

1558. Transfer from state correctional facilities

The sheriffs may accept custody of prisoners transferred to their jail from state correctional facilities under Title 34-A, section 3063.

Sec. 17. 30-A MRSA 1656, as repealed by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 16, is reenacted to read:

1656. Transfer of prisoners when jail unfit or insecure

1. Transfer of prisoners when jail unfit or insecure. Whenever complaint on oath is made to a Justice of the Superior Court that a prisoner or prisoners should be removed from a jail to another jail or to the Department of Corrections because that jail is unfit for occupation or is insufficient for the secure keeping of a person charged with a crime and committed to await trial or awaiting sentencing, the Justice of the Superior Court shall:

A. Schedule the time and place for a hearing on this complaint;
B. Have not less than 3 days’ notice of that hearing given to the sheriff or sheriffs of the county jail or jails involved and, if transfer to the Department of Corrections is anticipated, to the Commissioner of Corrections;
C. Order removal, at the expense of the sending county, of the prisoner or prisoners to the Department of Corrections pending hearing, as long as the Commissioner of Corrections and the sending sheriff agree; and
D. Conduct a hearing and if the matter complained of is found true:

(1) Issue a warrant for the transfer of the prisoner or prisoners, at the expense of the sending county, to any jail; or

(2) Issue a warrant for the transfer of the prisoner or prisoners, at the expense of the sending county, to the Department of Corrections.

A warrant for transfer may be issued only when the Justice of the Superior Court finds that the receiving jail or the Department of Corrections is able to resolve the problem causing the need to transfer, the nature of the offense committed or alleged to have been committed by the prisoner is so severe that it requires transfer and the security of the sending facility is inadequate to handle the problem.

2. Emergency. In the event of an emergency, regardless of whether a complaint on oath has been made to a Justice of the Superior Court, the sheriff, with the agreement of the Commissioner of Corrections, may immediately, at the expense of the sending county, remove a person charged with a crime and committed to await trial or awaiting sentencing from the county jail to the Department of Corrections. If removal is made under this section, a complaint on oath must be made to a Justice of the Superior Court within 24 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and legal holidays, and a hearing must be conducted in accordance with the requirements in subsection 1, paragraph D.
3. Transfer of prisoners when jail unfit due to casualty. If by fire or other casualty any jail is destroyed or rendered unfit for use, any Justice of the Superior Court may, upon being notified by the district attorney of the county where the jail was or is located, issue an order to the sheriff and the deputies and constables of that county to have all prisoners who might be liable to imprisonment in that county imprisoned in the jail of some adjoining county or in any other place of confinement. The order must be printed in the newspapers having general circulation in that county.
4. Reimbursement for transferred prisoners. The county responsible for the support of the person transferred under this section while incarcerated in the county jail shall pay directly to the receiving county jail or the Department of Corrections upon the request of the receiving sheriff or the department an amount computed at a per diem per capita rate established by the receiving county jail or the department. The county shall also reimburse the receiving county jail or the department for any costs incurred in the provision of extraordinary medical or surgical treatment to the person transferred.
5. Review of information prior to transfer. If a prisoner is transferred to the Department of Corrections, the Commissioner of Corrections or the commissioner’s designee shall review all relevant information, including any available mental health information, prior to determining the prisoner’s initial place of confinement.

Sec. 18. 30-A MRSA 1659-A, first , as enacted by PL 2009, c. 391, 6, is amended to read:

The sheriff of each county shall establish a program to permit certain inmates to serve a portion of their sentence of imprisonment in community confinement monitored by the county or a contract agency or another county or its contract agency. The county may contract only with a community confinement monitoring agency approved by the State Board Department of Corrections.

Sec. 19. 30-A MRSA 1659-A, sub- 2, D, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 391, 6, is amended to read:

D. The inmate has a verified security classification level of “medium” or “minimum” and scores “moderate” or “less” on a validated risk assessment tool as defined by the State Board Department of Corrections;

Sec. 20. 30-A MRSA 1659-A, sub- 6 and 7, as enacted by PL 2009, c. 391, 6, are amended to read:

6. Minimum standards supervision of inmates in the community confinement monitoring program. The State Board Department of Corrections shall establish minimum policy standards for the monitoring of inmates in the community confinement monitoring program.
7. Program funding. Funds collected pursuant to this section must be forwarded to an account designated by the State Board Department of Corrections for the purpose of supporting pretrial, diversion or reentry activities. Community confinement monitoring program funds must be accounted for by the county through the normal budget process.

Sec. 21. 30-A MRSA 1671, sub- 1, as amended by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 17, is further amended to read:

1. Establishment. Each county, or each county working jointly with another county or other counties or with the Department of Corrections, may establish a local criminal justice planning committee, referred to in this subchapter as “the committee.” Only a county that establishes or participates as a member of a criminal justice planning committee may apply for funds from the Community Corrections Incentive Fund distributed pursuant to Title 34-A, section 1210-D.

Sec. 22. 30-A MRSA 1671, sub- 3, A, as amended by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 18, is repealed.

Sec. 23. 30-A MRSA 1671, sub- 5, as repealed by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 20, is reenacted to read:

5. Collaboration. Regardless of how a criminal justice planning committee is established pursuant to subsection 1, a county may collaborate with another county or counties with which it has not formed a committee to work together to seek grants or establish community corrections programs or initiatives.

Sec. 24. 34-A MRSA 1210-D is enacted to read:

1210-D. Community Corrections Incentive Fund

There is established the nonlapsing Community Corrections Incentive Fund. The department shall approve applications and award and administer to counties competitive grants from the fund. Grants must be used for initiatives to expand community corrections, regional programs and other efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the correctional system. Awards must be made in correctional areas that include but are not limited to pretrial diversion, pretrial release, transition, specialty jails, regional cooperation and deferred disposition programs. Grants must also be awarded based on considerations of improved efficiency, offender and court docket reduction, consolidation of resources, reduced recidivism and improved methods for the delivery of services. When applicable, grant applications and awards must be based on established evidence-based correctional practices. Only a county that establishes or participates as a member of a criminal justice planning committee under Title 30-A, section 1671 may apply for grants distributed pursuant to this section.

Sec. 25. 34-A MRSA 1210-E is enacted to read:

1210-E. Community Corrections Fund and County Jail Prisoner Support Fund

1. Establishment of Community Corrections Fund. The Community Corrections Fund is established for the purpose of providing state funding for establishing and maintaining community corrections. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, at least $12,202,104 in state funding must be appropriated annually. For purposes of this subsection, “community corrections” means the delivery of correctional services for adults in the least restrictive manner that ensures the public safety by the county or for the county under contract with a public or private entity. “Community corrections” includes, but is not limited to, preventive or diversionary correctional programs, pretrial release or conditional release programs, alternative sentencing or housing programs, electronic monitoring, residential treatment and halfway house programs, community correctional centers and temporary release programs from a facility for the detention or confinement of persons convicted of crimes. Twenty percent of the funds collected from surcharges under Title 4, section 1057 that are appropriated pursuant to subsection 3 must be dedicated to the purpose of community corrections and deposited in the Community Corrections Fund.
2. Establishment of County Jail Prisoner Support Fund. The County Jail Prisoner Support Fund is established for the purpose of providing state funding for a portion of the counties’ costs of the support of prisoners detained or sentenced to county jails. Eighty percent of the funds collected from surcharges under Title 4, section 1057 that are appropriated pursuant to subsection 3 must be dedicated to the purpose of subsidizing the counties’ costs of the support of prisoners detained or sentenced to county jails and deposited in the County Jail Prisoner Support Fund.
3. Distribution. Beginning October 1, 2015 and annually thereafter, the department shall distribute to the counties amounts dedicated to the Community Corrections Fund under subsection 1 and to the County Jail Prisoner Support Fund under subsection 2. The department may distribute amounts to each county based on each county’s percentage of statewide jail inmate days, which must be calculated for the last fiscal year for which data is available.
4. Cost-of-living adjustment for equitable distribution. In addition to funds received pursuant to subsection 3, a 3% cost-of-living adjustment on the annual appropriation for the community corrections county jail prisoner support funds must be dedicated to the County Jail Prisoner Support Fund until each county has achieved the appropriate subsidy in this fund based on its percentage of statewide jail inmate days. Once equity has been achieved, the cost-of-living adjustment must be distributed between the Community Corrections Fund and County Jail Prisoner Support Fund pursuant to subsections 1 and 2.
5. County community corrections fund. Each county treasurer shall place the funds received from the department pursuant to subsection 1 into a separate community fund. A county may use funds placed in this account only for community corrections as defined in subsection 1.

Before distributing to a county that county’s entire distribution from the collection of surcharges pursuant to Title 4, section 1057, the department shall require that county to submit appropriate documentation verifying that the county expended 20% of its prior distribution for the purpose of community corrections as defined in subsection 1. If a county fails to submit appropriate documentation verifying that the county expended 20% of its prior distribution for the purpose of community corrections, the department shall distribute to that county only 80% of its distribution. The department shall distribute the 20% not distributed to that county to all other counties that submit appropriate documentation verifying compliance with the 20% expenditure requirement for the purpose of community corrections. The department shall distribute these funds to those qualifying counties in an amount equal to each county’s percent distribution pursuant to subsection 3.

6. Surcharge imposed. In addition to the 14% surcharge collected pursuant to Title 4, section 1057, an additional 1% surcharge must be added to every fine, forfeiture or penalty imposed by any court in this State, which for the purposes of collection and collection procedures is considered a part of the fine, forfeiture or penalty. All funds collected pursuant to this subsection are nonlapsing and must be deposited monthly in the County Jail Prisoner Support Fund under subsection 2 and the Community Corrections Fund under subsection 1.

Sec. 26. 34-A MRSA 1404, as amended by PL 2013, c. 598, 7, is repealed.

Sec. 27. 34-A MRSA 1405, as amended by PL 2009, c. 142, 15 and c. 391, 10, is repealed.

Sec. 28. 34-A MRSA c. 1, sub-c. 5, as amended, is repealed.

Sec. 29. 34-A MRSA 3063, as repealed by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 31, is reenacted to read:

3063. Transfer to jails

1. Transfer of prisoner. The commissioner may transfer a prisoner serving a sentence in a correctional facility to a county jail, upon the request of the chief administrative officer and the approval of the sheriff of the jail.
2. Cost of transfer. The department shall pay the cost of the transfer or the return of the prisoner.
3. Reimbursement. Upon the request of the sheriff of the jail receiving a prisoner pursuant to this section, the department shall pay directly to the jail an amount computed at a per diem per capita rate established by the jail. The department shall reimburse the jail for costs incurred in the provision of extraordinary medical or surgical treatment to the person transferred. The payment amount provided for in this section may be adjusted or dispensed with on terms mutually agreeable to the department and the sheriff, if the department houses any prisoners for the jail.
4. Transferee subject to rules. A person transferred under this section is subject to the general rules of the facility to which the person is transferred, except that:

A. The term of the original sentence remains the same unless altered by the court;
B. The person becomes eligible for meritorious good time as provided in Title 17-A, section 1253 for a person committed to the department;
C. The person becomes eligible for release and discharge as provided in Title 17-A, section 1254 for a person committed to the department;
D. The person is entitled to have the time served in the jail under this section deducted from the sentence; and
E. A person transferred under this section becomes eligible for furloughs, work or other release programs, and supervised community confinement as authorized by sections 3035 and 3036-A and may apply pursuant to the rules governing the correctional facility from which the prisoner was transferred.

5. Return of prisoner. A prisoner transferred pursuant to this section must be returned to the department upon the request of the commissioner or the sheriff.

Sec. 30. 34-A MRSA 3063-B is enacted to read:

3063-B. Transfer from jails

The commissioner may accept custody of persons transferred to the department from county jails under Title 30-A, section 1557-B.

summary

Public Law 2007, chapter 653, the so-called jail consolidation law, enacted changes to the correctional laws, including creating a State Board of Corrections, for the purpose of developing and implementing a unified correctional system. The public law established a cap on tax assessments for correctional services for each county based on the fiscal year 2007-08 county tax assessment for correctional-related expenditures and prohibited the counties from collecting taxes from the municipalities for the purpose of retiring any correctional services debt issued after July 1, 2008.

This bill repeals the changes that were made by Public Law 2007, chapter 653, eliminating the State Board of Corrections and all of its duties, and returns the law to the form it was in prior to jail consolidation. This bill requires that the State continue to provide funding to the counties in the same amount that it did in fiscal year 2014-15, $12,202,104.

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