HB18-1176

HB18-1176 - Sunset Offender Reentry Grant Program

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Concerning continuation of the grant program in the department of corrections to provide funding to eligible community-based organizations that provide reentry services to offenders, and, in connection therewith, implementing the recommendations in the 2017 report of the department of regulatory agencies.

Sunset Process - House Judiciary Committee. Under current law, a grant program exists in the department of corrections (department) to provide funding to eligible community-based organizations that provide reentry services to offenders. The grant program is scheduled to repeal on September 1, 2018. The bill reschedules the repeal of the grant program to September 1, 2023. The bill also provides that, in awarding grants from the grant program, the department shall release as much as one quarter of the amount annually appropriated to the grant program to an intermediary at the beginning of each fiscal year. The intermediary shall determine how much of this amount is awarded to each community partner as an advance portion of grant money to be awarded to the community partner.

The bill requires the department to expand the grant program in the 2018-19 fiscal year to maximize the number of grantees; add grantees in underserved communities, especially in rural areas; and add one or more grantees that specialize in serving the reentry needs of women offenders.

The bill makes an appropriation.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Senate Committees

Latest update: April 16, 2018
04/16/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
04/16/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/13/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/12/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Laid Over Daily - No Amendments
04/11/2018 - House Committee on Appropriations Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
03/29/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to Appropriations
02/02/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary