HB 1782 Corrections, State Board of; membership, powers and duties, review of deaths of inmates.
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Summary as introduced:
State Board of Corrections; membership; powers and duties; review of deaths of inmates in local correctional facilities. Authorizes the State Board of Corrections (Board) to conduct a review of the death of any inmate in a local or regional correctional facility in order to determine the circumstances surrounding the inmate's death and whether the facility was in compliance with the Board's regulations. The bill requires the Board to develop and implement policies and procedures for the review of the death of any inmate that occurs in any local or regional correctional facility. The bill also requires that the State Department of Health and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner assist the Board in developing and implementing these policies and procedures and with any death review undertaken by the Board. The bill provides that any death review shall be performed by Department of Corrections (Department) staff designated by the Board and requires the Board to submit a report of the findings of a completed investigation to the Governor, the General Assembly, and the Department. The bill also specifies requisite qualifications for individuals appointed to the Board.

Full text:
01/09/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103517D  pdf | impact statement

House amendments

01/09/17  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103517D
01/09/17  House: Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/20/17  House: Referred from Militia, Police and Public Safety by voice vote
01/20/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Mental Health
01/27/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/27/17  House: Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/30/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (19-Y 0-N)
01/30/17  House: Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/17  House: Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/02/17  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/08/17  House: Left in Appropriations