Today's Law As Amended


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AB-1320 State prisons: private, for-profit administration services.(2017-2018)



As Amends the Law Today


SECTION 1.

 Section 2915 of the Penal Code is amended to read:

2915.
 (a) Subject to Section 5003.1, the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may enter into one or more agreements to obtain secure housing capacity within the state. These agreements may be entered into with private entities and may be in the form of a lease or an operating agreement. The secretary may procure and enter these agreements on terms and conditions he or she deems necessary and appropriate. Notwithstanding any other law, any process, regulation, requirement, including any state governmental reviews or approvals, or third-party approval that is required under statutes that relate to the procurement and implementation of those agreements is hereby waived, however, an agreement shall not contain terms, either directly or indirectly, that involve the repayment of any debt issuance or other financing and, consistent with state law, shall provide that payment of that agreement is subject to appropriation.
(b) Subject to Section 5003.1, the Secretary of the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation may enter into one or more agreements to obtain secure housing capacity in another state. These agreements may be entered into with private entities and may be in the form of an operating agreement or other contract. The secretary may procure and enter these agreements on terms and conditions he or she deems necessary and appropriate. Notwithstanding any other law, any process, regulation, requirement, including any state governmental reviews or approvals, or third-party approval that is required under statutes that relate to the procurement and implementation of those agreements is hereby waived, however, no agreement shall contain terms, either directly or indirectly, that involve the repayment of any debt issuance or other financing and, consistent with state law, shall provide that payment of that agreement is subject to appropriation. This subdivision does not authorize the department to operate a facility out of state.
(c) The provisions of Division 13 (commencing with Section 21000) of the Public Resources Code do not apply to this section.
(d) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2020, and as of that date is repealed, unless a later enacted statute, that is enacted before January 1, 2020, deletes or extends that date.

SEC. 2.

 Section 5003.1 is added to the Penal Code, to read:

5003.1.
 (a) The department shall not enter into a contract with a private, for-profit prison facility located outside of the state, on or after January 1, 2018.
(b) The department shall not renew an existing contract with a private, for-profit prison facility located outside of the state, on or after January 1, 2020.
(c) After January 1, 2021, no state prison inmate or other person under the jurisdiction of the department shall be housed in a private, for-profit prison facility located outside of the state.