SB 892 -- REIMBURSEMENT FOR STATE INMATES

SPONSOR: Quick (Crump)

COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Correctional and State Institutions by a vote of 18 to 0.

This bill requires the state to reimburse counties for reasonable and necessary medical expenses incurred by state inmates while housed in county facilities.

FISCAL NOTE: Cost to General Revenue of $1,500,000 in FY 2001, FY 2002, and FY 2003.

PROPONENTS: Supporters say that this bill would relieve some of the financial burden placed on counties by the housing of state prisoners.

Testifying for the bill were Senator Quick; and Missouri Association of Counties.

OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.

Bob Dominique, Legislative Analyst