Jail Costs Bill Defeated in Senate Finance

January 25, 2018

As reported in an earlier Capitol Contact, SB 342 (Peake) requires that the state fully compensate localities or regional authorities for the costs of housing state-responsible inmates in local and regional jails.  The bill was reported from the Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee on January 12 and referred to the Senate Finance Committee on January 24 when it was heard and passed by indefinitely due to its costs to the state.  VACo spoke in support of the bill during both hearings and continues to work on the issue of state support for local and regional jails through several budget amendments.

VACo Contact: Katie Boyle

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