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Second Regular Session
Sixty-first General Assembly
LLS NO. 980909.01D JBB
HOUSE BILL 981407
STATE OF COLORADO
BY REPRESENTATIVE Salaz;
also SENATOR Lamborn.
STATE, VETERANS & MILITARY
A BILL FOR AN ACT
CONCERNING THE FUNDING FOR THE PRISON INMATE ART
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced
and does not necessarily reflect any amendments that may be subsequently
Repeals the requirement that a percentage of capital construction costs for correctional facilities be used for a prison inmate art fund.
Makes a conforming amendment.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Colorado:
SECTION 1. Repeal. 2480.5102, Colorado Revised Statutes, is repealed as follows:
2480.5102. Works of art
in correctional facilities.
capital construction appropriation for a correctional facility
shall include as a nondeductible item an allocation of not less
than onetenth of one percent of the capital construction
costs to be used for a prison inmate art fund. The moneys in
such fund shall be used for materials to allow inmates to create
works of art to be included in the construction of or to be placed
permanently in such facility. The department of corrections shall
administer by rule and regulation a competitive program among
the inmates of such facility in order to determine which art projects
and inmates shall receive an incentive award not to exceed two
hundred dollars each. The Colorado council on the arts shall
appoint one of its members to serve in an advisory capacity to
the department of corrections on the implementation of this section.
(2) For the purposes of this section,
"correctional facility" means any state facility in
which persons are or may be lawfully held in custody as a result
of conviction of a crime.
SECTION 2. 2480.5101 (3) (a) (I), Colorado Revised Statutes, is amended to read:
(3) (a) (I) Except
provided in section 2480.5102
FOR CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES, and except for agricultural facilities
where livestock are housed or agricultural products are grown,
and except for the diagnostic center located in the city and county
of Denver, and except for the facilities authorized by section
1 of Senate Bill No. 101, enacted at the second regular session
of the fiftyfifth general assembly, each capital construction
appropriation for a public construction project shall include
as a nondeductible item an allocation of not less than one percent
of the capital construction costs to be used for the acquisition
of works of art.
SECTION 3. Appropriation adjustments in long bill. (1) For the implementation of this act, appropriations made in the annual general appropriation act, for capital construction, to the department of corrections, for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1998, shall be adjusted as follows:
(a) The capital construction fund exempt appropriation for sterling correctional facility, phase 3 of 3, is decreased by fifty-four thousand five hundred dollars ($54,500);
(b) The capital construction fund exempt appropriation for Denver women's correctional facility, phase 3, is decreased by fifty-five thousand five hundred fifty dollars ($55,550).
SECTION 4. Safety clause. The general assembly hereby finds, determines, and declares that this act is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety.