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H.B. 319 Enrolled
This act modifies the Inmate Costs Reimbursement Program by separating the funding for
jail reimbursement from the funding for jail contracting and by setting the rate for jail
reimbursement at 70%. The act also provides that additional county and state
representatives participate in the yearly negotiation of the daily rate of jail reimbursement
and jail contracting. The act also provides a sunset date.
This act affects sections of Utah Code Annotated 1953 as follows:
64-13c-201, as enacted by Chapter 287, Laws of Utah 1999
64-13c-301, as enacted by Chapter 287, Laws of Utah 1999
64-13c-302, as last amended by Chapter 230, Laws of Utah 2001
64-13c-303, as enacted by Chapter 287, Laws of Utah 1999
63-55b-164, Utah Code Annotated 1953
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
Section 1. Section 63-55b-164 is enacted to read:
63-55b-164. Repeal dates -- Title 64.
Subsection 64-13c-303 (1) is repealed July 1, 2005.
Section 2. Section 64-13c-201 is amended to read:
64-13c-201. County housing of state prisoners.
(1) (a) When a person convicted of a felony is committed to serve time in a county
correctional facility as a condition of probation under Subsection 77-18-1 (8), a county shall accept
and house the prisoner in a county correctional facility, subject to available resources. If a county
is unable to accept a person due to lack of resources, the county shall negotiate with another county
to accept and house the person.
(b) The department may contract with a county to house inmates, other than those
committed under Subsection 77-18-1 (8) as a term of probation, in a county or other correctional
(c) The department shall give preference over private entities to county correctional facility
bed spaces for which the department has contracted under Subsection (1)(b).
(2) On and after July 1, 2000, compensation to a county for inmates incarcerated under this
chapter shall be made by the department [
Section 3. Section 64-13c-301 is amended to read:
64-13c-301. Reimbursement program created -- Funding -- Purposes.
(1) (a) There is created a program known as the Inmate Costs Reimbursement Program.
(b) The program shall be funded by appropriations from the Legislature.
(2) The director of the Department of Corrections shall use the program monies for the sole
purpose of reimbursing counties for costs incurred by housing inmates [
committed under Subsection 77-18-1(8) as a term of probation.
(3) The program monies may not be used for:
(a) the costs of administering the Inmate Cost Reimbursement Program under this chapter[
(b) payment of contract costs under Subsection 64-13c-201 (1)(b).
(4) Those costs under Subsection (3)(a) shall be covered by legislative appropriation.
Section 4. Section 64-13c-302 is amended to read:
64-13c-302. Procedures for setting county reimbursement for core inmate
incarceration costs, and medical and transportation costs.
(1) (a) In order for counties to receive reimbursement under this chapter, the [
fiscal year beginning on July 1 of the same year a single reimbursement rate, applicable to all
counties, for daily core inmate incarceration costs[
(i) as designated by the Utah Sheriffs Association:
(A) one sheriff of a county that is currently under contract with the department to house
(B) one sheriff of a county that is currently receiving reimbursement from the department
for housing inmates committed to serve time in a county correctional facility as a condition of
probation under Subsection 77-18-1 (8);
(ii) the executive director of the department or the executive director's designee;
(iii) as designated by the Utah Association of Counties:
(A) one member of the legislative body of one county that is currently under contract with
the department to house inmates; and
(B) one member of the legislative body of one county that is currently receiving
reimbursement from the department for housing inmates committed to serve time in a county
correctional facility as a condition of probation under Subsection 77-18-1 (8);
(iv) the executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice or the
executive director's designee; and
(v) the director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget or the director's designee.
(b) The reimbursement rate negotiated under Subsection (1)(a) shall be approved by the
Legislature in the annual appropriations act before the rate may be implemented.
(2) Each county shall negotiate directly with the department to establish reimbursement rates
for providing transportation services and medical care for inmates housed under Section 64-13c-201 .
Section 5. Section 64-13c-303 is amended to read:
64-13c-303. Payment of reimbursement -- Any shortfall.
(1) The Legislature shall fund the total jail reimbursement core inmate incarceration costs
at the rate of 70%.
reimbursements to counties for daily inmate costs according to the amounts established under
Section 64-13c-302 [
(b) The department shall by rule establish procedures for the distribution of reimbursement
from the program.
(3) Counties that receive reimbursement from the department under this chapter shall
annually on or before June 30 submit a report to the department that includes:
(a) the costs to the county of housing inmates under Section 64-13c-201 and a comparison
of these costs to the reimbursement rate established under Section 64-13c-302 ;
(b) the number of inmates the county housed under this chapter as:
(i) a condition of a sentence of probation; and
(ii) by contract with the department; and
(c) the total number of inmate days of incarceration provided.
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