SB322: Telephone systems within local, etc., correctional facilities; rates and commissions or fees.


SENATE BILL NO. 322
AMENDMENT IN THE NATURE OF A SUBSTITUTE
(Proposed by the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
on January 21, 2016)
(Patron Prior to Substitute--Senator Ebbin)
A BILL to amend and reenact § 53.1-1.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to telephone systems within correctional facilities.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 53.1-1.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 53.1-1.1. Telephone systems within correctional facilities.

The Department of Corrections shall offer debit or prepaid telephone systems, in addition to any existing collect calling systems, which allow telephone calls to be placed to the telephone number or numbers on an approved call list. Such In all local, regional, and community correctional facilities, such telephone systems may be established with the lowest available rates. In all state correctional facilities, such telephone systems shall be established with the lowest available rates and shall not impose any additional commissions or fees for use.

SENATE BILL NO. 322

Offered January 13, 2016
Prefiled January 8, 2016
A BILL to amend and reenact § 53.1-1.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to telephone systems within correctional facilities.
Patrons-- Ebbin and Saslaw

Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 53.1-1.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 53.1-1.1. Telephone systems within correctional facilities.

The Department of Corrections shall offer debit or prepaid telephone systems, in addition to any existing collect calling systems, which allow telephone calls to be placed to the telephone number or numbers on an approved call list. Such telephone systems may shall be established with the lowest available rates and shall not impose any additional commissions or fees for use.