SB 308: "An Act relating to authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into an agreement to lease replacement facilities for the Sixth Avenue Jail for the confinement and care of prisoners with the Municipality of Anchorage; and providing for an effective date."
00SENATE BILL NO. 308 01 "An Act relating to authorizing the Department of Corrections to enter into an 02 agreement to lease replacement facilities for the Sixth Avenue Jail for the 03 confinement and care of prisoners with the Municipality of Anchorage; and 04 providing for an effective date." 05 BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF ALASKA: 06 * Section 1. AUTHORIZATION TO LEASE CORRECTIONAL FACILITY SPACE 07 WITH THIRD-PARTY CONTRACTOR OPERATION. (a) To relieve overcrowding of 08 existing correctional facilities within the state and the extensive use of out-of-state correctional 09 facilities to house Alaska inmates and to replace the Sixth Avenue Jail, the Department of 10 Corrections may enter into an agreement with the Municipality of Anchorage to lease space 11 within a correctional facility that will house persons who are committed to the custody of the 12 commissioner of corrections. The agreement must provide that the state agrees to lease the 13 space for a minimum of 20 years. 14 (b) The agreement to lease entered into under this section is predicated on and must
01 provide for an agreement between the Municipality of Anchorage and a private third-party 02 contractor under which the private third-party contractor designs, builds, and operates the 03 facility by providing for custody, care, and discipline services for persons held by the 04 commissioner of corrections under authority of state law. 05 (c) The authorization given by (a) of this section is subject to the following condition: 06 the lease must provide for 200 jail beds with the physical capability to expand by multiple 07 bunking to 400 jail beds. 08 * Sec. 2. APPLICABILITY. The provisions of AS 33.30.031(a) and (c) do not apply to 09 an agreement to lease a correctional facility in accordance with the provisions of sec. 1 of this 10 Act. 11 * Sec. 3. This Act takes effect immediately under AS 01.10.070(c).