OLR Bill Analysis

HB 6587 (as amended by House “A”)*

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

SUMMARY:

This bill specifically allows a municipal legislative body to seek an amendment 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 owned or leased by the state and supervised by the Department of Correction (DOC) commissioner.

*House Amendment “A” eliminates a requirement that the municipality be able to obtain an amendment to a contract with DOC, if it seeks one.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Upon passage

BACKGROUND

Agreements with Municipalities

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

COMMITTEE ACTION

Judiciary Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

42

Nay

1

(04/12/2013)