LD 691
Session - 129th Maine Legislature
LR 969
Item 1
Bill Tracking, Additional Documents Chamber Status

An Act Regarding County Jail Funding

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 34-A MRSA §1210-D, sub-§1,  as enacted by PL 2015, c. 335, §23, is amended to read:

1. County Jail Operations Fund.   Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, at least $12,202,104 in state funding 20.22% of the cost of county jail operations must be appropriated from state funds annually and used for the purposes of the County Jail Operations Fund, as established pursuant to this section and referred to in this section as "the fund." The department shall administer the fund and shall distribute funds to the jails in accordance with this section for the purposes set forth in subsections 2 and 3.


This bill requires that instead of a specific dollar amount the State provide at least 20.22% of the cost of county jail operations to the County Jail Operations Fund for distribution to county jails.

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