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2019 Regular Session
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Bill Title: Relating to telephone services provided to inmates; and declaring an emergency.
Catchline/Summary: Prohibits Department of Corrections from entering into contract with inmate telephone services provider that authorizes department to receive fee or commission other than reimbursement for expenses.
Requires Department of Corrections to adopt rules that prohibit correctional facilities, and requires cities and counties to adopt ordinances that prohibit local correctional facilities, from having contract with provider of telephone services under which department, city, county or facility receives payment for telephone services provided to inmates of facility.] Prohibits inmate telephone service provider from providing fee or commission to local or regional correctional facility, city or county other than authorized fee for completed calls. Requires that any commission or fee received by facility, city or county be deposited in Inmate Welfare Fund Account. Requires facility, city or county to prepare quarterly report, made available to public, concerning revenue received from inmate telephone service providers and expenditures of moneys in Inmate Welfare Fund Account. Specifies requirements for local or regional correctional facility, city or county issuing requests for proposals for inmate telephone service providers. Specifies requirements for contract including fees and rates that may be charged for telephone services. Authorizes Public Utility Commission to authorize by rule rates and fees in other amounts. Directs city or county that maintains local or regional correctional facility to establish Inmate Welfare Fund Account. Specifies manner in which moneys in fund may be expended. Declares emergency, effective July 1, 2019.
Chapter Number: Chapter 335
Fiscal Impact: No Fiscal Impact
Revenue Impact: No Revenue Impact
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