98RS HB467


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HB 467/FN/CI (BR 1039) - M. Treesh, B. Crall, J. Gray, W. Scott, D. Sims, R. Wilkey

     AN ACT relating to the funding of county jails.
     Amend KRS 441.206 to add a per diem rate of $30 per day for minimum security prisoners, and $35 per day for all other state prisoners; provide that routine medical expenses and cost of inmate pay for qualified inmates be paid from the per diem, and that nonroutine medical expenses shall be paid by the Commonwealth; require prior approval of the Department of Corrections for all nonemergency nonroutine medical expenses; provide that the specific per diem dollar amounts be adjusted on an annual basis based on the consumer price index.


     HCS/LM/CI - Amend subsection (3) of section 1 of the Act to clarify that the per diem rates refer to subsection (2) of the section instead of subsection (1); add a new subsection (8) to the bill to require that one county shall not charge another county more than $25 for the housing of one of their prisoners, and allow that fee to be keyed to the annual consumer price index change.

     Feb 2-introduced in House
     Feb 3-to Counties and Special Districts (H)
     Feb 5-posted in committee
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 2-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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