Corrections, State Board of; transfers certain powers and duties to Department of Corrections. (SB1164)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Corrections; Department of Corrections; powers and duties. Transfers certain powers and duties of the State Board of Corrections to the Department of Corrections, including establishing procedures for home incarceration, work release, and educational programs for state prisoners; establishing operating procedures for securing the confidentiality of prisoner medical and mental health records; applying good conduct credits for extraordinary assistance; determining the payment of prisoner keep; and determining facilities to be used for Boot Camp Incarceration. The bill gives the Department the authority to determine who may enter a correctional facility, as opposed to the Board granting such approval. The bill grants the Department the authority to issue directives and develop operating procedures in certain instances where current law requires regulations to be promulgated by the Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15103356D
01/13/2015Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/23/2015Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)