SB1199: Prisoner keep; increases amount locality may charge inmate to defray costs associated therewith.


SENATE BILL NO. 1199
Senate Amendments in [ ] -- February 3, 2009
A BILL to amend and reenact 53.1-131.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to payment of costs associated with prisoner keep.
Patron Prior to EngrossmentSenator Puckett

Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1.  That 53.1-131.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

53.1-131.3. Payment of costs associated with prisoner keep.

Any sheriff or jail superintendent may establish a program to charge inmates a reasonable fee, not to exceed $1 [ $25$5 ] per day, to defray the costs associated with the prisoners' keep. The Board shall develop a model plan and adopt regulations for such program, and shall provide assistance, if requested, to the sheriff or jail superintendent in the implementation of such program. Such funds shall be retained in the locality where the funds were collected and shall be used for general jail purposes; however, in the event the jail is a regional jail, funds collected from any such fee shall be credited to the participating locality whose inmate was charged the fee.

SENATE BILL NO. 1199
Offered January 14, 2009
Prefiled January 13, 2009
A BILL to amend and reenact 53.1-131.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to payment of costs associated with prisoner keep.
Patron-- Puckett

Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 53.1-131.3 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

53.1-131.3. Payment of costs associated with prisoner keep.

Any sheriff or jail superintendent may establish a program to charge inmates a reasonable fee, not to exceed $1 $25 per day, to defray the costs associated with the prisoners' keep. The Board shall develop a model plan and adopt regulations for such program, and shall provide assistance, if requested, to the sheriff or jail superintendent in the implementation of such program. Such funds shall be retained in the locality where the funds were collected and shall be used for general jail purposes; however, in the event the jail is a regional jail, funds collected from any such fee shall be credited to the participating locality whose inmate was charged the fee.