Increase Department Of Corrections Reimbursement To County Jails
County Courthouse and County Jail Funding and Overcrowding Solutions Interim Study Committee. Under current law, the general assembly establishes in its annual general appropriations bill the amount that the department of corrections (department) is required to reimburse any county or city and county for a portion of the expenses and costs incurred by that county or city and county for the confinement and maintenance in a local jail of any person who is sentenced to a term of imprisonment in a correctional facility. The bill states that, to assist the general assembly in determining such rate of reimbursement, each county and each city and county shall report to the joint budget committee the average cost of confining and maintaining persons in a local jail for more than 72 hours after each such person has been sentenced to the custody of the department. The joint budget committee is required to establish guidelines to ensure that each county and each city and county reports costs in a uniform manner.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)