HB 420/LM/CI (BR 1115) - D. Graham, K. Hall, R. Adams, D. Butler, J. DeCesare, T. Edmonds, C. Embry Jr., C. Hoffman, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, A. Koenig, Ji. Lee, C. Miller, T. Moore, L. Napier, D. Osborne, S. Overly, T. Pullin, J. Richards, C. Rollins II, C. Siler, A. Simpson, T. Thompson, A. Webb-Edgington
AN ACT relating to the funding and operation of local jails, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emergency.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 441, relating to jails, to provide a per diem payment of $30 per day for a state prisoner in local jail and an additional medical care payment of $2 per day for each state prisoner in local jail; require the state to pay for the time a convicted felon spends in jail prior to conviction on a phased-in basis, with the state paying the full amount for incarceration after July 1, 2013; require all jails to comply with the minimum jail standards of the Department of Corrections and provide that if jail does not meet those standards, the county shall contract with a county with a compliant jail; require that all state payments to counties for the operation of jails have an automatic annual cost-of-living increase; amend KRS 441.206, relating to jail bed allotments, to set the jail bed allotment based on the 1983-1984 formula, adjusted for inflation since that year; amend KRS 431.215 relating to state payment for convicted felons following conviction to require the state to pay from date of conviction rather than five days after conviction; amend KRS 441.055, relating to jail standards, to eliminate "life safety" jails; EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2008.
Jan 31-introduced in House
Feb 1-to Appropriations & Revenue (H)