Lazell 7873


    The Committee on the Judiciary moved to amend the bill on page ten, section three, line ten, after the word “authorized” by striking out the period and inserting the following: with the following amendment:

    On pages one and two, section two, by striking out all of subsections 2.3 and 2.4 and inserting in lieu thereof two new subsections, designated subsections 2.3 and 2.4, to read a follows:

    2.3. The projected expenditure schedule will be divided by the previous fiscal year’s billed average daily inmate population to yield the preliminary projected cost per inmate day. The West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Board, established under W. Va. Code §31-20-3, shall evaluate the preliminary projected cost per inmate day to determine if reductions can be implemented based on other revenues, cash reserves, and cost efficiency efforts. The Board may reduce the preliminary projected cost per inmate day based on adopting a fiscally sound annual operating budget.

    2.4. The Board’s approved cost per inmate day shall then become effective as of July 1st of the next fiscal year’s budget following the October projection.