Truly Agreed, 2015

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SS SB 58, 2015    (Repealed Section - as Truly Agreed)    

[21.455. It shall be the duty of the committee:
     (1) To make a continuing study and analysis of penal and correctional problems as they relate to this state;
     (2) To devise and arrange for a long-range program for the department and its correctional centers based on a plan of biennial development and making the recommendation of any required correctional centers in the state in accordance with the general assembly's powers of appropriation;
     (3) To inspect at least once each year and as necessary all correctional facilities and properties under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections and of the division of youth services;
     (4) To make a continuing study and review of the department of corrections and the correctional facilities under its jurisdiction, including the internal organization, management, powers, duties and functions of the department and its correctional centers, particularly, by way of extension but not of limitation, in relation to the
     (a) Personnel of the department;
     (b) Discipline of the correctional facilities;
     (c) Correctional enterprises;
     (d) Classification of offenders;
     (e) Care and treatment of offenders;
     (f) Educational and vocational training facilities of the correctional centers;
     (g) Location and establishment of new correctional centers or of new buildings and facilities;
     (h) All other matters relating to the administration of the state's correctional centers which the committee deems pertinent; and
     (i) Probations and paroles;
     (5) To make a continuing study and review of the institutions and programs under the jurisdiction of the division of youth services;
     (6) To study and determine the need for changes in the state's criminal laws as they apply to correctional centers and to sentencing, commitment, probation and parole of persons convicted of law violations;
     (7) To determine from such study and analyses the need for changes in statutory law or administrative procedures;
     (8) To make recommendations to the general assembly for legislative action and to the department of corrections and to the division of youth services for administrative or procedural changes.]


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