Read 1st time February 13, 2002, and 1,000 copies ordered printed.

TERRY L. SPIELER, Secretary.



To repeal section 217.560, RSMo, relating to the vocational enterprises program, and to enact in lieu thereof one new section relating to the same subject.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Missouri, as follows:

Section A. Section 217.560, RSMo, is repealed and one new section enacted in lieu thereof, to be known as section 217.560, to read as follows:

217.560. 1. The vocational enterprises program shall be diversified both as to location and kind and shall have for its purposes:

(1) The training and employment of offenders in such job skills and tasks as will afford them the most favorable opportunities practicable for gainful employment upon discharge from the department;

(2) The manufacture or provision, so far as practicable, of such goods or services, other than laundry or linen services except as provided in subsection 2 of this section, as are, or may be, needed and used by a department, agency, or institution of the state or any political subdivision of the state, any state employee, or any not-for-profit public or private agency;

(3) The servicing, maintenance, and repair, so far as practicable, of machinery and equipment used by any department, agency or institution of the state or any political subdivision thereof.

2. The provisions of any law to the contrary notwithstanding, laundry or linen services may be provided by the vocational enterprises program only to political subdivisions of the state and not- for-profit public or private agencies and only if a valid contract to provide such services to the political subdivision or agency exists and is in effect on August 28, 2000. Renewal of any such contract shall not be allowed and all existing contracts shall terminate on or before September 30, 2002. Nothing in this section shall prohibit inmates from providing laundry services for correctional facilities operated by the department of corrections.

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