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HB 6059 — Department of Corrections’ Direct-Support Organization

by Rep. Plakon (SB 938 by Senator Bracy)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

The bill removes the scheduled repeal date of the law authorizing the Department of Corrections (DOC) to establish a direct-support organization to provide assistance, funding, and promotional support for the DOC or staff within the correctional system in carrying out the core mission. The Corrections Foundation, Inc., is the direct-support organization designated by the DOC to provide assistance, funding, and support for the DOC and its staff.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2018.

Vote: Senate 38-0; House 112-0