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8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill amends provisions related to payment and reimbursement to county
11 correctional facilities for housing state inmates.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . defines terms;
15 . provides that the compensation rate for housing state inmates pursuant to a contract
16 is 70% of the average state daily incarceration rate;
17 . requires the Department of Corrections to reimburse a county that houses a state
18 probationary inmate or a state parole inmate at a rate of 50% of the state daily
19 incarceration rate;
20 . removes provisions relating to the review and modification of the daily
21 incarceration rate by the Legislature;
22 . removes certain provisions relating to payment or reimbursement funds; and
23 . makes technical changes.
24 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
26 Other Special Clauses:
28 Utah Code Sections Affected:
30 64-13e-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 188
31 64-13e-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 188
32 64-13e-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 188
33 64-13e-105, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 188
34 64-13e-106, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 188
36 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
37 Section 1. Section 64-13e-102 is amended to read:
38 64-13e-102. Definitions.
39 As used in this chapter:
52 (1) "Average state daily incarceration rate" means the average calculated by the
53 department under Section 64-13e-105 .
54 (2) "Department" means the Department of Corrections.
55 (3) [
58 state inmate, including:
59 (a) executive overhead;
60 (b) administrative overhead;
61 (c) transportation overhead;
62 (d) division overhead;
63 (e) motor pool expenses;
64 (f) medical expenses;
65 (g) mental health expenses;
66 (h) dental expenses; and
67 (i) straight line capital depreciation, over a 40-year period, for prison facilities of the
69 (4) "State inmate" means a person, other than a state probationary inmate or state
70 parole inmate, who is committed to the custody of the department.
71 (5) "State parole inmate" means a person who is:
72 (a) on parole, as defined in Section 77-27-1 ; and
73 (b) housed in a county jail for a reason related to the person's parole.
74 (6) "State probationary inmate" means felony probationers sentenced to time in a
75 county jail under Subsection 77-18-1 (8).
76 Section 2. Section 64-13e-103 is amended to read:
77 64-13e-103. Contracts for housing state inmates.
78 (1) Subject to Subsection (6), the department may contract with a county to house state
79 inmates in a county or other correctional facility.
80 (2) The department shall give preference for placement of state inmates, over private
81 entities, to county correctional facility bed spaces for which the department has contracted
82 under Subsection (1).
83 (3) The compensation rate for housing state inmates pursuant to a contract described in
84 Subsection (1) shall be 70% of the [
85 (4) Compensation to a county for state inmates incarcerated under this section shall be
86 made by the department.
87 (5) Counties that contract with the department under Subsection (1) shall, on or before
88 June 30 of each year, submit a report to the department that includes:
89 (a) the number of state inmates the county housed under this section; and
90 (b) the total number of state inmate days of incarceration that were provided by the
92 (6) Except as provided under Subsection (7), the department may not enter into a
93 contract described under Subsection (1), unless the Legislature has previously passed a joint
94 resolution that includes the following information regarding the proposed contract:
95 (a) the approximate number of beds to be contracted;
96 (b) the [
97 (c) the approximate amount of the county's long-term debt; and
98 (d) the repayment time of the debt for the facility where the inmates are to be housed.
99 (7) The department may enter into a contract with a county government to house
100 inmates without complying with the approval process described in Subsection (6) only if the
101 county facility was under construction, or already in existence, on March 16, 2001.
102 (8) Any resolution passed by the Legislature under Subsection (6) does not bind or
103 obligate the Legislature or the department regarding the proposed contract.
104 Section 3. Section 64-13e-104 is amended to read:
105 64-13e-104. Housing of state probationary inmates or state parole inmates --
107 (1) (a) A county shall accept and house a state probationary inmate or a state parole
108 inmate in a county correctional facility, subject to available resources.
109 (b) If a county is unable to accept a person due to lack of resources, the county shall
110 negotiate with another county to accept and house the person.
111 (2) [
112 shall reimburse a county that houses a state probationary inmate or a state parole inmate at a
113 rate of [
123 described in this section.
124 (b) The department shall by rule establish procedures for the distribution of
125 reimbursement described in this section.
127 before July 31 of each year, submit a report to the department, for the preceding fiscal year, that
129 (a) the number of state probationary inmates and state parole inmates the county
130 housed under this section; and
131 (b) the total number of state probationary inmate days of incarceration and state parole
132 inmate days of incarceration that were provided by the county.
133 Section 4. Section 64-13e-105 is amended to read:
134 64-13e-105. Calculation of the average state daily incarceration rate -- Discussion
135 of rate.
136 (1) (a) Before September 1 of each year, the department shall calculate, and inform the
137 counties of, the average [
138 which the data is available.
139 (b) The [
140 described in Subsection (1)(a) may not be less than the rates presented to the Executive
141 Appropriations Committee of the Legislature for purposes of setting the appropriation for the
142 department's budget.
143 (2) Before October 1 of each year, the following parties shall meet to review and
144 discuss the average [
145 (a) as designated by the Utah Sheriffs Association:
146 (i) one sheriff of a county that is currently under contract with the department to house
147 state inmates; and
148 (ii) one sheriff of a county that is currently receiving reimbursement from the
149 department for housing state probationary inmates or state parole inmates;
150 (b) the executive director of the department or the executive director's designee;
151 (c) as designated by the Utah Association of Counties:
152 (i) one member of the legislative body of one county that is currently under contract
153 with the department to house state inmates; and
154 (ii) one member of the legislative body of one county that is currently receiving
155 reimbursement from the department for housing state probationary inmates or state parole
157 (d) the executive director of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice or the
158 executive director's designee; and
159 (e) the director of the Governor's Office of Planning and Budget or the director's
169 Section 5. Section 64-13e-106 is amended to read:
170 64-13e-106. Report to Legislature.
171 On or before September 1 of each year, the department shall provide to the Law
172 Enforcement and Criminal Justice Interim Committee of the Legislature a report regarding
173 housing of state inmates, state parole inmates, and state probationary inmates under this
174 chapter, including:
175 (1) the [
176 (2) the rates described in Subsections 64-13e-103 (3) and 64-13e-104 (2);
177 (3) participating counties;
178 (4) the number of state inmates housed by each county;
179 (5) the number of state parole inmates housed by each county; and
180 (6) the number of state probationary inmates housed by each county.
Legislative Review Note
as of 12-1-08 1:43 PM