Budget Amendment ID: FY2019-S4-1002-R1

Redraft JUD 1002

Protecting Inmate Safety and the Expenditure of State Funds

Messrs. Barrett and Moore, Ms. Friedman, Mr. Eldridge and Ms. L'Italien moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section 25 the following section:-

“SECTION 25A.  Chapter 127 of the General Laws is hereby amended by adding the following section:-

Section 170. No inmate or prisoner placed in the custody of a sheriff shall be transported outside of the commonwealth for the purposes of labor or public or community service programing unless there exists a bona fide public health or safety emergency.  If such a bona fide public health or safety emergency exists, the sheriff shall file a description of the purpose, the proposed mode of transportation, the estimated duration of the time to be spent outside of the commonwealth, the housing and security arrangements to be made during the proposed stay and the estimated cost of the entire undertaking with the secretary of administration and finance, the secretary of the executive office of public safety and security, the chairs of the joint committee on public safety and homeland security and the chairs of the senate and house committees on ways and means and shall obtain written approval from the secretary of administration and finance and the secretary of the executive office of public safety and security prior to the commencement of said transport.”.