CA Prison Phone Legislation Ending Kickbacks 2007
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CALIFORNIA (2007-2008 session) BILL NUMBER: SB 81 CHAPTERED CHAPTER 175 FILED WITH SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 24, 2007 APPROVED BY GOVERNOR AUGUST 24, 2007 PASSED THE ASSEMBLY JULY 20, 2007 PASSED THE SENATE AUGUST 21, 2007 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JULY 19, 2007 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY JULY 16, 2007 INTRODUCED BY Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review JANUARY 17, 2007 An act to amend Sections 15819.40, 15819.401, 15819.41, 15819.411, and 15820.907 of the Government Code, to amend Sections 1557, 4016.5, 4750, 4758, 6005, 6051, 6126, 7000, and 7003.5 of, and to add Sections 2063, 3007, and 7050 to, the Penal Code, to amend Sections 208.5, 731, 736, 1731.5, 1766, 1767.3, and 1776 of, to amend and repeal Section 1798.5 of, to add Sections 731.1 and 1767.35 to, to add Chapter 1.5 (commencing with Section 1950) to Division 2.5 of, and to repeal and add Section 733 of, the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to corrections, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately. ... SEC. 32. (a) Pursuant to applicable provisions of law, the Department of General Services, in coordination with the Department of Technology Services, shall amend any contracts that provide telephone services to wards and inmates in state facilities in order to limit the amount of state concession fees as follows: (1) The concession fees shall be reduced to nineteen million five hundred thousand dollars ($19,500,000) for the 2007-08 fiscal year. (2) The concession fees shall be reduced to thirteen million dollars ($13,000,000) for the 2008-09 fiscal year. (3) The concession fees shall be reduced to six million five hundred thousand dollars ($6,500,000) for the 2009-10 fiscal year. (4) The concession fees shall be reduced to zero for the 2010-11 fiscal year and thereafter. (b) Rates shall be reduced in response to reductions in concession Fees. ...