00 Enrolled SB 115
01 Relating to the correctional industries program; and providing for an effective date.
03 * Section 1. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section
04 to read:
05 SHORT TITLE. This Act may be known as the Correctional Industries Program Act
06 of 2003.
07 * Sec. 2. The uncodified law of the State of Alaska is amended by adding a new section to
09 LEGISLATIVE INTENT. It is the intent of the legislature by this Act to allow the
10 commissioner of corrections to permit the Correctional Industries Commission to expand the
11 existing correctional industries program and provide that the fund created in this Act be used
12 to pay for salaries and contracts for Correctional Industries Commission employees; if, in the
13 future, the fund is not sufficient to pay those salaries and contracts, the legislature will make
01 every attempt to fund those salaries and contracts from other fund sources.
02 * Sec. 3. AS 33.32.015(b) is amended to read:
03 (b) The commissioner of corrections may
04 (1) subject to AS 36.30 (State Procurement Code), use, purchase,
05 lease, equip, and maintain buildings, machinery, and other equipment, and may
06 purchase materials and enter into contracts that may be necessary for the correctional
07 industries program;
08 (2) provide for prisoners to be employed in rendering services and
09 producing articles, materials, and supplies needed by a state agency, a political
10 subdivision of the state, an agency of the federal government, other states or their
11 political subdivisions, or for use by nonprofit organizations or other companies as
12 approved by the Correctional Industries Commission;
13 (3) if the Correctional Industries Commission established in
14 AS 33.32.070 approves, employ prisoners to provide services or products as needed by
15 private industry if the services or products have potential for contributing to the
16 economy of the state and will be of benefit to [HAVE MINIMAL NEGATIVE
17 IMPACT ON] an existing private industry or labor force in the state;
18 (4) authorize a prisoner to engage in vocational training or in
19 productive employment within or outside a correctional facility, or enter into a
20 contract under AS 33.30.191 for the employment of a prisoner if the Correctional
21 Industries Commission determines that the employment will be of benefit to [HAVE
22 MINIMAL NEGATIVE IMPACT ON] an existing private industry or labor force in
23 the state; and
24 (5) subject to the provisions of AS 36.30 (State Procurement Code),
25 enter into joint cooperative ventures with private industry for the establishment and
26 operation of "Free Venture" industries under AS 33.32.017 if the Correctional
27 Industries Commission determines at the time of inception that the "Free Venture"
28 industry will not compete with an existing private industry or labor force in the state.
29 * Sec. 4. AS 33.32.020(a) is amended to read:
30 (a) There is established in the Department of Corrections an intragovernmental
31 service fund known as the correctional industries fund. All expenses of the
01 correctional industries program [, EXCEPT SALARIES AND BENEFITS OF STATE
02 EMPLOYEES,] may be financed from the correctional industries fund in accordance
03 with AS 37.07 (the Executive Budget Act). The commissioner of corrections shall
04 prepare a report annually on all activities and balances of the fund and notify the
05 legislature that the report is available.
06 * Sec. 5. AS 33.32.030(b) is amended to read:
07 (b) The commissioner of corrections may sell a product or service of a
08 correctional industries program to a private industry, subject to the approval of the
09 Correctional Industries Commission established in AS 33.32.070. Before giving its
10 approval, the Correctional Industries Commission must determine that the product or
11 service has potential for contributing to the economy of the state and will be of benefit
12 to [HAVE MINIMAL NEGATIVE IMPACT ON] an existing private industry or
13 labor force in the state.
14 * Sec. 6. AS 33.32.080(c) is amended to read:
15 (c) The Correctional Industries Commission shall recommend to the
16 commissioner of corrections the advisability of establishing, expanding, diminishing,
17 or discontinuing industrial, agricultural, or service activities to enable the program to
18 operate as nearly as possible in a self-supporting manner, to provide as much
19 employment for prisoners as is feasible, to provide diversified work activities that will
20 be of benefit to [WITH MINIMAL NEGATIVE IMPACT ON] an existing private
21 industry or labor force in the state, and contribute to the economy of the state. In
22 making recommendations, the Correctional Industries Commission shall consider
23 testimony received at public hearings.
24 * Sec. 7. This Act takes effect July 1, 2003.