§ 42-56-39 A prison impact statement.
All acts, bills and resolutions having an effect on the revenues, expenditures,
fiscal liability, bed space, staff or programs of the department of
corrections, which can be calculated with reasonable accuracy, by establishing
or extending a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment which is not subject to
suspension, probation or parole, excepting appropriation measures carrying
specified dollar amounts, shall be accompanied by a brief explanatory statement
or note which sets forth the estimated dollar effect thereof taking into
consideration additional bed space, staff and programs required if enacted.
This statement or note shall be known as "a prison impact statement" and shall
be attached to the end of each act, bill or resolution prior to consideration
of the house in which the act, bill or resolution originated. This prison
impact statement shall specify the effect in dollar amounts and additional bed
space, additional staff and additional programs for the current fiscal year and
estimates for the next two (2) succeeding fiscal years. The appropriate
chairperson of the house or senate committee may request a prison impact
statement. Requests for these prison impact statements shall be in a form and
substance that is deemed appropriate by the chairperson and shall be forwarded
through the house or senate fiscal advisor to the state budget officer who
shall then be responsible, in cooperation with the director of corrections, for
its preparation within thirty (30) days of the request.
(P.L. 1993, ch. 280, § 1.)