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General Assembly

Amendment

 

February Session, 2016

LCO No. 5139

   
 

*SB0045905139SRO*

Offered by:

 

SEN. WITKOS, 8th Dist.

SEN. KISSEL, 7th Dist.

 

To: Subst. Senate Bill No. 459

File No. 563

Cal. No. 360

(As Amended)

"AN ACT CONCERNING THE COUNTING OF INCARCERATED PERSONS FOR PURPOSES OF DETERMINING LEGISLATIVE DISTRICTS AND DISTRIBUTING STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS. "

Strike subsections (b) and (c) of section 3 in their entirety and insert the following in lieu thereof:

"(b) For each person included in a report received under section 1 or 2 of this act, if such person's residential or other address is known and in this state, the Office of Legislative Research shall:

(1) Ensure that all relevant population counts reported in the census are as if the person resided at that address on the date for which the census reports population; and

(2) Ensure that the person is not represented in any applicable population count reported in the federal decennial census for the geographic units that include the facility in which the person was incarcerated on the date for which the census reports population, except if the person's residential address is unknown, in which case such person shall be reported in the population count reported in the federal decennial census for the geographic units that include the facility in which the person was incarcerated.

(c) For each person included in a report received under section 1 or 2 of this act whose residential or other address is unknown or not in this state, and for each person reported in the census as residing in a federal correctional facility for whom a report was not provided, the Office of Legislative Research shall:

(1) Ensure that the person is not represented in any applicable population count reported in the federal decennial census for the geographic units that include the facility in which the person was incarcerated on the date for which the census reports population, except if the person's residential address is unknown, in which case such person shall be reported in the population count reported in the federal decennial census for the geographic units that include the facility in which the person was incarcerated; and

(2) Ensure that the person is counted as part of a state unit not tied to a specific geographical determination, in the same manner that a person with an unknown state of residency is counted, including, but not limited to, military and federal government personnel stationed abroad. "