HOLBROOK-KUBIK AND MCCARTHY.
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
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
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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