Maine LD 195: An Act Regarding County Jails

LD 195 (subjects: JAILS , STATE FUNDING )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=195&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


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.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. in concurrence
6/30/2015 House Carried over to any special and/or regular session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.
6/30/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992. , in concurrence.
7/21/2015 Senate CARRIED OVER to any Special or Regular Session of the 127th Legislature pursuant to Joint Order HP 992.
2/18/2016 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act Regarding County Jails

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

Sec. 1. 34-A MRSA 1805, sub- 3, B, as amended by PL 2009, c. 391, 15, is further amended to read:

B. Any net county assessment revenue in excess of county jail expenditures in counties where changes in jail operations pursuant to board directives under section 1803 have reduced jail expenses. Any net revenue in excess of county or regional jail expenditures resulting from efficiencies reduced jail expenditures generated by the independent actions of a county or regional jail remains with the county’s or regional jail authority’s correctional services fund balance or may be dedicated to the retirement of county jail debt pursuant to Title 30-A, section 701, subsection 2-B;

Sec. 2. 34-A MRSA 1806, sub- 4, as enacted by PL 2007, c. 653, Pt. A, 30, is amended to read:

4. Authority to deviate from percent distribution. Notwithstanding subsection 3, the board may alter the percent distribution to a county based on a substantial change in the nature or extent of correctional services provided by that county. The board may not reduce the percent distribution to a county if the change to the correctional services in that county is the result of reduced county jail expenditures resulting from efficiencies generated by the actions of the county.

summary

This bill allows the county jails to apply savings from the county’s correctional budget to jail debt service without a reduction in payments from the State Board of Corrections.

Patterns of Support

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This information about LD 195 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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