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H.B. 246






Chief Sponsor: Michael E. Noel

Senate Sponsor: Stuart C. Reid

             8      LONG TITLE
             9      General Description:
             10          This bill modifies the calculated reimbursement that the state pays counties for housing
             11      state inmates and parolees in county facilities.
             12      Highlighted Provisions:
             13          This bill:
             14          .    directs the state to calculate reimbursement for counties that house state inmates and
             15      parolees in county facilities based on the average number of days over the previous
             16      five years, instead of the actual number of incarceration days for the prior year.
             17      Money Appropriated in this Bill:
             18          None
             19      Other Special Clauses:
             20          None
             21      Utah Code Sections Affected:
             22      AMENDS:
             23          64-13e-104, as last amended by Laws of Utah 2009, Chapter 56
             25      Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
             26          Section 1. Section 64-13e-104 is amended to read:
             27           64-13e-104. Housing of state probationary inmates or state parole inmates --

             28      Payment.
             29          (1) (a) A county shall accept and house a state probationary inmate or a state parole
             30      inmate in a county correctional facility, subject to available resources.
             31          (b) If a county is unable to accept a person due to lack of resources, the county shall
             32      negotiate with another county to accept and house the person.
             33          (2) Within funds appropriated by the Legislature for this purpose, the Division of
             34      Finance shall pay a county that houses a state probationary inmate or a state parole inmate at a
             35      rate of 50% of the final state daily incarceration rate.
             36          (3) Funds appropriated by the Legislature under Subsection (2):
             37          (a) are nonlapsing;
             38          (b) may only be used for the purposes described in Subsection (2); and
             39          (c) may not be used for:
             40          (i) the costs of administering the payment described in this section; or
             41          (ii) payment of contract costs under Section 64-13e-103 .
             42          (4) The costs described in Subsection (3)(c)(i) shall be covered by legislative
             43      appropriation.
             44          (5) (a) The Division of Finance shall administer the payment described in Subsection
             45      (2).
             46          (b) In accordance with Subsection (9), CCJJ shall, by rule made pursuant to Title 63G,
             47      Chapter 3, Utah Administrative Rulemaking Act, establish procedures for the calculation of the
             48      payment described in Subsection (2).
             49          (c) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, CCJJ shall adjust the amount
             50      of the payments described in Subsection (7)(b), on a pro rata basis, to ensure that the total
             51      amount of the payments made does not exceed the amount appropriated by the Legislature for
             52      the payments.
             53          (6) Counties that receive the payment described in Subsection (2) shall, on at least a
             54      monthly basis, submit a report to CCJJ that includes:
             55          (a) the number of state probationary inmates and state parole inmates the county
             56      housed under this section; and
             57          (b) the total number of state probationary inmate days of incarceration and state parole
             58      inmate days of incarceration that were provided by the county.

             59          (7) (a) On or before September 1 of each year, CCJJ shall compile the information
             60      from the reports described in Subsection (6) that relate to the preceding state fiscal year and
             61      provide a copy of the compilation to each county that submitted a report.
             62          (b) On or before September 30 of each year, CCJJ shall inform the Division of Finance
             63      and each county of the exact amount of the payment described in this section that shall be made
             64      to each county.
             65          (8) On or before December 15 of each year, the Division of Finance shall distribute the
             66      payment described in Subsection (7)(b) in a single payment to each county.
             67          (9) The amount paid to each county under Subsection (8) shall be calculated on a pro
             68      rata basis, based on the average number of state probationary inmate days of incarceration and
             69      the average state parole inmate days of incarceration that were provided by each county for the
             70      preceding five state fiscal [year] years.

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