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H.B. 153 Enrolled

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COUNTY CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES FUNDING

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AMENDMENTS

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2011 GENERAL SESSION

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STATE OF UTAH

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Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel

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Senate Sponsor: John L. Valentine

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             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill amends provisions of Title 64, Chapter 13e, State Payment and
             11      Reimbursement to County Correctional Facilities, relating to determining the actual
             12      state daily incarceration rate and the compensation rate for housing state inmates
             13      pursuant to a contract.
             14      Highlighted Provisions:
             15          This bill:
             16          .    defines terms;
             17          .    provides that the compensation rate for housing state inmates pursuant to a contract
             18      shall be:
             19              .    73% of the final state daily incarceration rate for beds in a county that, pursuant
             20      to the contract, are dedicated to a treatment program to state inmates, if the
             21      treatment program is approved by the Department of Corrections; and
             22              .    70% of the final state daily incarceration rate for beds in a county that are not
             23      described in the preceding paragraph;
             24          .    grants rulemaking authority to the Department of Corrections;
             25          .    describes the criteria for approving a treatment program; and
             26          .    makes technical changes.
             27      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             28          None
             29      Other Special Clauses:


             30          None
             31      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             32      AMENDS:
             33          64-13e-102, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 56
             34          64-13e-103, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2008, Chapter 188
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             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:
             40          (1) "Actual state daily incarceration rate" means the daily incarceration rate that reflects
             41      the actual expenses of the department, including:
             42          (a) executive overhead;
             43          (b) administrative overhead;
             44          (c) transportation overhead;
             45          (d) division overhead;
             46          (e) motor pool expenses;
             47          (f) medical expenses;
             48          (g) mental health expenses;
             49          (h) dental expenses; [and]
             50          (i) straight line capital depreciation, over a 40-year period, for prison facilities of the
             51      department[.]; and
             52          (j) expenses for treatment, including substance abuse treatment, alcohol abuse
             53      treatment, and sex offender treatment.
             54          (2) "CCJJ" means the Utah Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice, created in
             55      Section 63M-7-201 .
             56          (3) "Department" means the Department of Corrections.
             57          (4) "Division of Finance" means the Division of Finance, created in Section


             58      63A-3-101 .
             59          (5) "Final state daily incarceration rate" means the average actual state daily
             60      incarceration rate, calculated, reviewed, and discussed under Section 64-13e-105 , and approved
             61      by the Legislature under Subsection 64-13e-105 (3).
             62          (6) "State inmate" means a person, other than a state probationary inmate or state
             63      parole inmate, who is committed to the custody of the department.
             64          (7) "State parole inmate" means a person who is:
             65          (a) on parole, as defined in Section 77-27-1 ; and
             66          (b) housed in a county jail for a reason related to the person's parole.
             67          (8) "State probationary inmate" means a felony probationer sentenced to time in a
             68      county jail under Subsection 77-18-1 (8).
             69          (9) "Treatment program" means:
             70          (a) an alcohol treatment program;
             71          (b) a substance abuse treatment program; or
             72          (c) a sex offender treatment program.
             73          Section 2. Section 64-13e-103 is amended to read:
             74           64-13e-103. Contracts for housing state inmates.
             75          (1) Subject to Subsection (6), the department may contract with a county to house state
             76      inmates in a county or other correctional facility.
             77          (2) The department shall give preference for placement of state inmates, over private
             78      entities, to county correctional facility bed spaces for which the department has contracted
             79      under Subsection (1).
             80          (3) (a) The compensation rate for housing state inmates pursuant to a contract
             81      described in Subsection (1) shall be [70% of the final state daily incarceration rate.]:
             82          (i) 73% of the final state daily incarceration rate for beds in a county that, pursuant to
             83      the contract, are dedicated to a treatment program to state inmates, if the treatment program is
             84      approved by the department under Subsection (3)(c); and
             85          (ii) 70% of the final state daily incarceration rate for beds in a county other than the


             86      beds described in Subsection (3)(a)(i).
             87          (b) The department shall:
             88          (i) make rules, in accordance with Title 63G, Chapter 3, Utah Administrative
             89      Rulemaking Act, that establish standards that a treatment program is required to meet before
             90      the treatment program is considered for approval for the purpose of a county receiving payment
             91      based on the rate described in Subsection (3)(a)(i); and
             92          (ii) determine on an annual basis, based on appropriations made by the Legislature for
             93      the contracts described in this section, whether to approve a treatment program that meets the
             94      standards established under Subsection (3)(b)(i), for the purpose of a county receiving payment
             95      based on the rate described in Subsection (3)(a)(i).
             96          (c) The department may not approve a treatment program for the purpose of a county
             97      receiving payment based on the rate described in Subsection (3)(a)(i), unless:
             98          (i) the program meets the standards established under Subsection (3)(b)(i);
             99          (ii) the department determines that the Legislature has appropriated sufficient funds to:
             100          (A) pay the county that provides the treatment program at the rate described in
             101      Subsection (3)(a)(i); and
             102          (B) pay each county that does not provide a treatment program an amount per state
             103      inmate that is not less than the amount per state inmate received for the preceding fiscal year by
             104      a county that did not provide a treatment program; and
             105          (iii) the department determines that the treatment program is needed by the department
             106      at the location where the treatment program will be provided.
             107          (4) Compensation to a county for state inmates incarcerated under this section shall be
             108      made by the department.
             109          (5) Counties that contract with the department under Subsection (1) shall, on or before
             110      June 30 of each year, submit a report to the department that includes:
             111          (a) the number of state inmates the county housed under this section; and
             112          (b) the total number of state inmate days of incarceration that were provided by the
             113      county.


             114          (6) Except as provided under Subsection (7), the department may not enter into a
             115      contract described under Subsection (1), unless the Legislature has previously passed a joint
             116      resolution that includes the following information regarding the proposed contract:
             117          (a) the approximate number of beds to be contracted;
             118          (b) the final state daily incarceration rate;
             119          (c) the approximate amount of the county's long-term debt; and
             120          (d) the repayment time of the debt for the facility where the inmates are to be housed.
             121          (7) The department may enter into a contract with a county government to house
             122      inmates without complying with the approval process described in Subsection (6) only if the
             123      county facility was under construction, or already in existence, on March 16, 2001.
             124          (8) Any resolution passed by the Legislature under Subsection (6) does not bind or
             125      obligate the Legislature or the department regarding the proposed contract.


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