OFA Bill Analysis

sHB 5134

AN ACT CONCERNING FUNDS FOR MEDICAL CARE OF INMATES.

SUMMARY:

The bill requires that any balances in the Correctional Commissaries and Correctional General Welfare funds be transferred to the General Fund to offset costs related to the provision of medical care for inmates. Under current law, the balances in those accounts are non-lapsing and are used, pursuant to administrative directive, for supporting the operation of the commissary and providing services to inmates.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2016

COMMITTEE ACTION

Appropriations Committee

Joint Favorable Substitute

Yea

32

Nay

25

(4/7/2016)