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H0530................................by JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION
PRISONERS - HOUSING COSTS - Amends existing law to increase the per day
cost of housing sentenced state prisoners in county jails; and to provide
for legislative review, beginning in 2004, regarding the costs of housing
state prisoners in county jails.
02/08 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/09 Rpt prt - to Jud
02/22 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/23 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
02/24 3rd rdg - PASSED - 52-7-11
AYES -- Alltus, Barraclough, Barrett, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bruneel,
Callister, Campbell, Chase, Cheirrett, Clark, Crow, Cuddy, Denney,
Ellsworth, Field(20), Hadley, Hansen(23), Hansen(29), Henbest,
Hornbeck, Jaquet, Judd, Kempton, Kendell, Kunz, Lake, Linford,
Loertscher, Mader, Marley, McKague, Meyer, Mortensen, Moss, Pearce,
Pischner, Reynolds, Ridinger, Ringo, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman,
Shepherd, Smylie, Stevenson, Taylor, Tilman, Wheeler, Wood,
NAYS -- Bell, Jones, Moyle, Pomeroy, Robison, Stoicheff,
Absent and excused -- Deal, Field(13), Gagner, Geddes, Gould,
Hammond, Kellogg, Montgomery, Smith, Stone, Mr Speaker
Floor Sponsor - Clark
Title apvd - to Senate
02/25 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to Jud
03/14 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/15 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/23 3rd rdg - PASSED - 30-0-5
AYES--Andreason, Boatright, Branch, Bunderson, Burtenshaw, Crow,
Darrington, Davis, Deide, Dunklin, Frasure, Ingram, Ipsen,
King-Barrutia, Lee, McLaughlin, Noh, Parry, Richardson, Riggs, Risch,
Sandy, Schroeder, Sorensen, Stegner, Stennett, Thorne, Wheeler,
Absent and excused--Cameron, Danielson, Geddes, Hawkins, Keough
Floor Sponsor - Darrington
Title apvd - to House
03/24 To enrol
03/27 Rpt enrol - Sp signed
03/28 Pres signed
03/29 To Governor
04/03 Governor signed
Session Law Chapter 135
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO ||||
Fifty-fifth Legislature Second Regular Session - 2000
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
HOUSE BILL NO. 530
BY JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE
1 AN ACT
2 RELATING TO THE HOUSING OF STATE PRISONERS; AMENDING SECTION 20-237A, IDAHO
3 CODE, TO INCREASE THE PER DAY COST FOR HOUSING SENTENCED STATE PRISONERS
4 AND TO PROVIDE FOR LEGISLATIVE REVIEW REGARDING THE COSTS OF HOUSING STATE
5 PRISONERS IN COUNTY JAILS BEGINNING IN 2004.
6 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
7 SECTION 1. That Section 20-237A, Idaho Code, be, and the same is hereby
8 amended to read as follows:
9 20-237A. FUNDING PER DIEM COSTS OF STATE PRISONERS HOUSED IN COUNTY
10 JAILS, RELATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES AND MANNER OF PAYMENT. (a) The board of
11 correction shall pay each county for housing prisoners convicted, sentenced
12 and committed to the custody of the state board of correction, beginning on
13 the day after receipt by the director of notice that a person is in custody,
14 as provided in section 20-237, Idaho Code.
15 (b) The state board of correction shall pay counties housing state sen-
16 tenced prisoners a minimum rate of thirty-five forty dollars ($ 3540.00) per
17 day, per inmate. Nothing stated herein will prohibit the state board of cor-
18 rection from entering into a contract with a county pursuant to section
19 20-241, Idaho Code.
20 (c) In addition to payment of per diem costs as above provided, the state
21 board of correction shall pay for all ordinary and necessary medical and den-
22 tal expenses of state prisoners housed in county jails.
23 (d) As between themselves, the state board of correction and each of the
24 counties will be responsible for their pro rata share of any property damages
25 or personal injuries arising from the housing of state sentenced prisoners,
26 which is attributable to their respective negligence or otherwise wrongful
27 conduct. This provision shall not alter or affect any immunities or exceptions
28 to governmental liability the state or counties may possess as to private per-
29 sons pursuant to the Idaho tort claims act, sections 6-901, et seq., Idaho
31 (e) The legislature shall appropriate sufficient funds annually to the
32 department of correction to make all payments to counties as required in this
34 (f) The county sheriffs shall bill the department of correction at least
35 every sixty (60) days. The department of correction shall pay such bills
36 within sixty (60) days of their receipt.
37 (g) The germane committees of the legislature shall review the costs of
38 housing inmates in county jails every three (3) years beginning in 2004.
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
The purpose of this bill is to increase the minimum charge allowed for
housing sentenced state prisoners from $35.00 per day to $40.00 per day. It
would also require that the germane committees of the legislature re-view the
costs of housing inmates in county jails every three (3) years.
The current rate of $35. 00 per day is not adequate to pay the actual costs
of housing state prisoners.
There would be an increase cost to the state of approximately
$360,000-500,000 for holding state prisoners in county jails for FY 2001.
CONTACT: Idaho Sheriff's Association, Michael Kane
STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE H 530