00RS HB977


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HB 977/LM/CI (BR 2319) - R. Webb, K. Stein

     AN ACT relating to telecommunication services for prisoners.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapters 197 and 441 to prohibit contracts between telephone service providers and the Department of Corrections, fiscal courts, and private providers of correctional facilities that include commissions or kickbacks from the utility to the other party, or which permit phone rates in excess of those charge to other residents of the county where the jail or prison is located; permit inmates to utilize prepaid telephone accounts; amend KRS 197.510 to include similar provisions in any contract between the state and a private provider for operation and management of adult correctional facilities; create a new section of KRS Chapter 278 and amend KRS 278.010 and 278.200 to give the PSC jurisdiction over inmate phone service.

     Mar 1-introduced in House
     Mar 2-to State Government (H)
     Mar 6-posted in committee
     Mar 8-posting withdrawn

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