SB 76/FN/LM/CI (BR 420) - R. Stivers II
AN ACT relating to criminal justice, and making an appropriation therefor.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 441 to require each county to receive a per diem payment of $30 per prisoner per day from state treasury for care and maintenance of state prisoners housed in county jails; require county to receive additional $2 per diem per prisoner for medical care of state prisoners housed in county jails; create a new section of KRS Chapter 441 to require the state to pay counties for pretrial detention of prisoners subsequently convicted of or pleading guilty to felony offenses on a phased-in basis, with 25% for first year 50% for 2nd year, 75% for 3rd year, and full payment during and after the 4th year; create a new section of KRS Chapter 441 to require that payments specified in sections 1 and 2 be subject to cost of living adjustments; amend KRS 441.206, relating to state jail bed allotment, to change formula for funding the allotments and to apply cost-of-living adjustments to payments; amend KRS 431.215, relating to state payments for state prisoners confined in county jails, to begin payments on the date of plea or determination of guilt instead of from the 5th day following the date of conviction; create a new section of KRS Chapter 441 to provide definitions for ensuing sections relating to jail construction and renovation; amend KRS 441.420 relating to construction of new jails to specify that the approval process is to be administered by the local correctional facilities construction authority; require department to provide counties standard jail construction plans for 300, 500, and 1,000 bed jails which are to be used in the construction of new jails; amend KRS 441.430 relating to construction of local jails to specify the application and approval process and the criteria for evaluation of a new jail construction proposal; amend KRS 441.440, relating to the expansion of jails, to provide that approval from the local correctional facilities construction authority is required if the square footage of the facility is to be increased, but is not required for an increase in beds without increasing the square footage of the facility; amend KRS 431.525, relating to bail, to specify that the amount of bail for an offense punishable by fine only or for a Class B misdemeanor, Class A misdemeanor, or other misdemeanor cannot exceed the amount of the fine; amend KRS 441.620, relating to the local correctional facilities, construction authority, to specify that meetings be held not less than every six months and as often as necessary to meet jail construction and renovation applications.
Feb 5-introduced in Senate
Feb 9-to Judiciary (S)
Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 6-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S)