Prisoner Reentry Fund; created, rates for telephone services. (SB612)

Introduced By

Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Inmate telephone systems; Prisoner Reentry Fund. Requires the Department of Corrections to obtain debit or prepaid telephone services for inmates at the lowest available rates, allowing for the security needs of the institutions. The bill caps at 10% the commission to be paid to the Commonwealth by the service providers. The bill creates a prisoner reentry fund, comprised of the commissions, to be used for pre-release and post-release programs, including those supported by charitable and faith-based organizations. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2006Presented and ordered printed 064756792
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/27/2006Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006Rereferred to Finance
01/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB612)
02/07/2006Passed by indefinitely in Finance (14-Y 0-N)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB221.