HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2468        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2266

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Angelo L. D'Emilia

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to prison mitigation.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Richard J. Ross

Norfolk, Bristol and Middlesex

Shawn Dooley

9th Norfolk

Sheila C. Harrington

1st Middlesex

Kimberly N. Ferguson

1st Worcester

Susan Williams Gifford

2nd Plymouth

Carlos González

10th Hampden

Michael O. Moore

Second Worcester


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2468        FILED ON: 1/19/2017

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 2266

By Mr. D'Emilia of Bridgewater, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2266) of Angelo L. D'Emilia and others for legislation to establish a prison mitigation fund for cities and towns hosting Department of Correction facilities.  The Judiciary.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 1257 OF 2015-2016.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninetieth General Court
(2017-2018)

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An Act relative to prison mitigation.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

SECTION 1. Chapter 29 of the General Laws is hereby amended by inserting after section 2VVVV the following:-

Section 2WWWW. There shall be established and set upon the books of the commonwealth a separate fund to be known as the Prison Mitigation Fund, which shall be used exclusively for cities and towns hosting department of correction facilities.  Amounts credited to the fund shall be administered by the department of correction.

There shall be credited to the fund, revenue from appropriations or other monies authorized by the general court and specifically designated to be credited to the fund and investment income earned on the fund’s assets, and all other sources. Money remaining in the fund at the end of the fiscal year shall not revert to the General Fund.

One hundred per cent of the monies deposited in the fund, but not less than $2,000,000 in the aggregate, in each fiscal year shall be distributed to each said city and town in accordance with the following formula: the aggregate amount in the fund divided by the average daily prisoner population at all department of correction facilities, multiplied by the average daily prisoner population located within said city or town.