90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0547
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CORRS INMATES-RESTRICTIONS                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates  the  Law  Enforcement,  Crime  Victim,  and  Corrections      
   Officer Protection Act.  Prohibits prisoners from having access to  or      
   use  of  barbells,  weight  machine  equipment  that  provides  weight      
   training resistance, exercise devices designed to increase muscle mass      
   or strength, boxing, wrestling, and martial arts programs.  Amends the      
   Unified  Code  of  Corrections.   Provides that the funds of prisoners      
   separated from the Department  of  Corrections  and  unclaimed  for  a      
   period  of  one  year  thereafter  shall  be  transmitted to the State      
   Treasurer for deposit into the General Revenue Fund (rather  than  the      
   benefit of prisoners).  Provides that profits on sales from commissary      
   stores,  vending  machines, and amusement devices under the control of      
   the Department shall be expended by the Department for the benefit  of      
   employees  and  for employee travel reimbursement (present law permits      
   these  profits  to  be  expended  for  special  benefit  of  inmates).      
   Provides that if prisoners use audio-visual equipment they shall pay a      
   monthly fee to the Department to cover the  cost  of  electricity  and      
   installation  of  the  equipment.   Provides  that  an  inmate who has      
   sufficient funds shall not be entitled to postage paid by  the  State.      
   Provides  that  the Department shall procure for a released prisoner a      
   nontransferable ticket on a railroad or bus serving  at  or  near  the      
   place  of  release.  Amends the Counties Code and the County Jail Act.      
   Provides that the warden of the jail  and  the  County  Department  of      
   Corrections  shall  enforce  the  Law  Enforcement,  Crime Victim, and      
   Corrections Officer Protection Act.  Effective immediately.                 
          FISCAL NOTE (Dpt. Corrections)                                       
          There is no corrections population impact and fiscal impact is       
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE                                                    
          No change from DOC fiscal note.                                      
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB547 fails to create a State mandate.       
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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