OLR Bill Analysis

HB 5491

AN ACT CONCERNING ADDENDUMS TO CONTRACTS BETWEEN THE STATE AND ANY MUNICIPALITY IN WHICH A CORRECTIONAL FACILITY IS LOCATED.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows a municipal legislative body to seek and obtain an addendum to a contract that (1) is currently in effect between the municipality and a state agency and (2) relates to a correctional facility within the municipality that is owned or leased by the state and supervised by the Department of Correction (DOC) commissioner.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

BACKGROUND

Agreements with Towns

Towns hosting prisons often have contracts with DOC on a number of issues, such as usage of the town sewer system, noise control, and fencing.

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

42

Nay

0

(03/21/2012)