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HCR023...............................by JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION PRISON INCARCERATION ALTERNATIVES - STUDY - Stating findings of the Legislature and authorizing the Legislative Council to appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of alternatives to prison incarceration for certain offenders and release alternatives and practices. 02/14 House intro - 1st rdg - to printing 02/15 Rpt prt - to Jud 03/08 Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg 03/09 2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg 03/12 3rd rdg - ADOPTED - 66-0-4 AYES -- Barraclough, Barrett, Bedke, Bell, Bieter, Black, Boe, Bolz, Bradford, Callister, Campbell, Chase, Clark, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Ellis, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(13), Field(20), Gagner, Gould, Hadley, Hammond, Harwood, Henbest, Higgins, Hornbeck, Jaquet, Jones, Kendell, Lake, Langford, Loertscher, Mader, McKague, Meyer, Montgomery, Mortensen, Moss, Moyle, Pearce, Pischner, Pomeroy, Raybould, Ridinger, Roberts, Robison, Sali, Schaefer, Sellman, Shepherd, Smith, Smylie, Stevenson, Stone, Swan(Block), Tilman, Trail, Wheeler, Wood, Young, Mr. Speaker NAYS -- None Absent and excused -- Bruneel, Kellogg, Kunz, Marley Floor Sponsors -- Boe & Bieter Title apvd - to Senate 03/13 Senate intro - 1st rdg - to St Aff
|||| LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO |||| Fifty-sixth Legislature First Regular Session - 2001 IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES HOUSE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION NO. 23 BY JUDICIARY, RULES AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE 1 A CONCURRENT RESOLUTION 2 STATING FINDINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE AND AUTHORIZING THE LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL TO 3 APPOINT A COMMITTEE TO UNDERTAKE AND COMPLETE A STUDY REGARDING ALTERNA- 4 TIVES TO PRISON INCARCERATION FOR CERTAIN OFFENDERS, AND RELEASE ALTERNA- 5 TIVES AND PRACTICES INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, GOOD TIME CREDIT AND 6 PAROLE OPTIONS. 7 Be It Resolved by the Legislature of the State of Idaho: 8 WHEREAS, recent events have raised issues concerning confidence of the 9 American public in regard to prison incarceration, release practices and 10 parole options for certain classes of offenders; and 11 WHEREAS, there is a need to review the various alternatives to prison 12 incarceration, release practices and parole options, particularly in light of 13 the data indicating the effective handling of certain cases assigned to the 14 state drug courts; and 15 WHEREAS, for certain types of offenders, such as first time drug offend- 16 ers, various alternatives may exist to prison incarceration including, but not 17 limited to, monitored in-home custody, counseling, community work centers and 18 secure treatment facilities; and 19 WHEREAS, further study of transition aftercare alternatives is necessary 20 to deter recidivism; and 21 WHEREAS, in other states, such as the state of Utah, a cooperative 22 arrangement has been reached between various county jails and the state cor- 23 rectional facilities, making it possible for the courts to sentence certain 24 felony offenders to incarceration in county jails. This alternative to prison 25 incarceration allows inmates to remain in their communities near their fami- 26 lies and jobs; and 27 WHEREAS, the Idaho Legislature is actively seeking alternatives to enhance 28 the effectiveness of incarceration and release practices in the most cost-ef- 29 fective and responsible manner while ensuring community protection and punish- 30 ment sufficient to constitute a deterrent effect in order to discourage repeat 31 offenses. 32 NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the members of the First Regular Session 33 of the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature, the House of Representatives and the 34 Senate concurring therein, that the Legislative Council is authorized to 35 appoint a committee to undertake and complete a study of alternatives to 36 prison incarceration for certain offenders, and release alternatives and prac- 37 tices including, but not limited to, good time credit and parole options. The 38 committee's study shall include various alternatives to prison incarceration 39 including, but not limited to, monitored in-home custody, counseling, commu- 40 nity work centers and secure treatment facilities, transition aftercare and 41 use of county jail facilities for incarceration of certain felons. The commit- 42 tee is authorized to review alternatives aimed at deterring recidivism and 43 enhancing the effectiveness of incarceration and release practices in the most 44 cost-effective and responsible manner. The Legislative Council shall determine 2 1 the number of legislators and membership from each house appointed to the com- 2 mittee and shall authorize the committee to receive input, advice and assis- 3 tance from interested and affected parties who are not members of the legisla- 4 ture. 5 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that nonlegislative members of the committee may be 6 appointed by the cochairs of the committee who are appointed by the Legisla- 7 tive Council. Nonlegislative members of the advisory committee shall not be 8 reimbursed from legislative funds for per diem, mileage or other expenses and 9 shall not have voting privileges regarding the committee's recommendations or 10 proposed legislation. 11 BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the committee shall report its findings, rec- 12 ommendations and proposed legislation, if any, to the Second Regular Session 13 of the Fifty-sixth Idaho Legislature.
REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT REPRINT STATEMENT OF PURPOSE RS 11093 This legislation would create an interim committee to study alternatives to incarceration and inmate release practices. The committee would explore such issues as electronic monitoring, substance abuse treatment centers, contracts with county jails, drug courts, and parole and good time release practices with recommendations to the 2002 session of the Legislature. FISCAL IMPACT If this resolution is adopted by the Legislature and the committee is appointed by Legislative Council, any necessary legislator travel and per diem expense would be paid from the existing appropriation to the Legislative Council for the Legislative Services Office. There would be no additional impact upon the state general fund as a result of this resolution. The findings and recommendations of the committee could result in considerable savings to the taxpayers. Contact Name: David Bieter, Donna Boe Phone: 332 1000 STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE HCR 2