Bill Summary for S 774 (2019-2020)

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May 15 2020

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View NCGA Bill Details2019-2020 Session
Senate Bill 774 (Public) Filed Thursday, May 14, 2020
AN ACT TO DIRECT THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY, DIVISION OF ADULT CORRECTION AND JUVENILE JUSTICE, TO DEVELOP A PLAN REGARDING PRISON DEPOPULATION, A PLAN REGARDING FUTURE RESPONSE EFFORTS FOR AN EMERGENCY RELATED TO THE CORONAVIRUS DISEASE 2019, AND A PROPOSAL AND COST ANALYSIS FOR THE CONTRACTED USE OF ODOM CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION BY UNITED STATES IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT, AND TO APPROPRIATE FUNDS.
Intro. by Smith, Foushee.

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Requires the Department of Public Safety, Division of Adult Correction and Juvenile Justice (Division), to develop: (1) a plan for the release to the community of offenders that are either serving a sentence for a nonviolent crime, suffering from a medical diagnosis that compromises the offender's immune system, near release, or juveniles; (2) a plan regarding future response efforts for an emergency related to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); and (3) a proposal and cost analysis for the contracted use of Odom Correctional Institution as an ICE detention center to house detainees taken into custody in North Carolina.

Requires the Division to submit the plans and proposal required by Section 1 of this act to the specified NCGA committee by September 1, 2020.

Appropriates $10 million in nonrecurring funds for 2020-21 from the General Fund to the Division for electronic monitoring services, community corrections staffing, and other costs associated with the release of offenders to the community under this act. Effective July 1, 2020.

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