SB 0645 Authorizes Caldwell, DeKalb and Daviess counties to impose a voter approved sales tax to fund jail districts
LR Number:2597L.03C Fiscal Note:2597-03
Committee:Local Government and Economic Development
Last Action:05/17/02 - S Calendar S Bills with H Amendments (HCS) Journal page:
Title:HCS SCS SB 645
Effective Date:August 28, 2002
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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SCS/SB 645 - Regional jail district commissioners of a district located in Caldwell County, DeKalb County or Daviess County are authorized to place a sales tax on retail sales in the district of 1/8th, 1/4th, 3/8ths, or 1/2 of one percent on the ballot which will provide funding for jail services, jail facilities, court facilities and equipment. The tax requires approval of a majority of voters in the district.

No public funds can be used to pay a private company to manage, staff or control the operations of any new jail or prison. This act shall not apply to any private facility in operation on or before August 28, 2002.

The provisions of this act shall expire on September 30, 2015.

This act revises the information that must be provided to the department of corrections when an inmate is delivered to the department, including: a certified copy of the sentence as well as information on the statutes violated and restitution owed to the victim, written information from the prosecutor regarding the victims of the crime, the offender's home environment, any gang affiliations, and certain information about the offender's physical and mental health.

The department may refuse to accept any offender who is delivered without all required information.

This act is similar to SB 14 (2001) and HB 642 (2001).