HB 616 -- Regional Jail Districts
Co-Sponsors: Williams (121), Smith (11)
This bill expands the authority of regional jail districts by
allowing them to adopt bylaws, rules, and regulations; maintain
offices; execute leases, contracts, and compromises; construct,
maintain, and operate jail facilities; collect rental fees and
other charges for the use of a facility; and issue bonds.
The bill also contains provisions regarding bonds, notes, and
other obligations. Obligations are only payable through member
contributions or revenues derived from the jail's operation.
Obligations constitute a negotiable instrument. Issuance of
district obligations do not obligate the state or member
counties. Regional jail districts are exempt from all state
taxes and interest on obligations.
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