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2011 Senate Bill 878: Authorize one privatized prison

Public Act 599 of 2012

  1. Introduced by Sen. John Proos, IV (R) on December 13, 2011, to allow the state to enter a contract to house adult prisoners at the former Michigan youth correctional facility in Baldwin, a privately owned and managed prison whose previous contract with the state was revoked by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2005.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on December 13, 2011.
      • Reported in the Senate on February 28, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on March 6, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on March 6, 2012.
  2. Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on March 7, 2012, to allow, but not require, the Department of Corrections to contract out the incarceration of prisoners to a private prison in a five year contract, if doing so would save at least 10 percent. This could include a contract to house adult prisoners at the former Michigan youth correctional facility in Baldwin, a privately owned and managed prison whose previous contract with the state was revoked by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2005.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on March 8, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on March 8, 2012.
      • Reported in the House on December 12, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the House on December 14, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Kate Segal (D) on December 14, 2012, to require a private prison management company to disclose all state and federal campaign contributions. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on December 14, 2012, to link passage of this bill to passage of House Bill 5359, which would specifically allow the state to enter a contract to house adult prisoners at the former Michigan youth correctional facility in Baldwin, a privately owned and managed prison whose previous contract with the state was revoked by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2005. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Steven Lindberg (D) on December 14, 2012, to prohibit contracting out a prison to a company that allegedly has "a history of violations related to security," employment conditions, cost overruns, etc. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on December 14, 2012, to require a private prison management company contracted by the state to have a $1 billion liability insurance policy. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Steven Lindberg (D) on December 14, 2012, to require the Department of Corrections to prepare annual reporsts on the health and safety of privatized prison guards and inmates, security risk inmates, cost savings, executive compensation and more. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Steven Lindberg (D) on December 14, 2012, to require the private prison management company contracted by the state to give hiring preference to Michigan residents. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Jeff Irwin (D) on December 14, 2012, to make the prison management company contracted by the state to assume all liability for managment of the facility, including any security breaches. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on December 14, 2012, to require a privatized prison to allow 24 hour access to individuals who have such access in government-run prisons, and to local elected officials. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Barb Byrum (D) on December 14, 2012, to require a citizens advisory committee to be created in the county where a privatized prison is located. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Fred Durhal, Jr. (D) on December 14, 2012, to require annual reports on the cost savings realized by the privatized prison. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D) on December 14, 2012, to require a private prison management company contracted by the state to certify that it will deliver saving of at least 10 percent compared to government-run prisons. The amendment failed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R) on December 14, 2012, to strip out a provision require a contracted private prison management company to "certify" the contract will realize savings of at least 10 percent. The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on December 14, 2012.
  4. Passed 56 to 50 in the House on December 14, 2012, to allow, but not require, the Department of Corrections to contract out the incarceration of prisoners to a private prison in a five year contract, if doing so would save at least 10 percent. This could include a contract to house adult prisoners at the former Michigan youth correctional facility in Baldwin, a privately owned and managed prison whose previous contract with the state was revoked by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2005.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on December 14, 2012.
  6. Passed 21 to 17 in the Senate on December 14, 2012, to allow, but not require, the Department of Corrections to contract out the incarceration of prisoners to a private prison in a five year contract, if doing so would save at least 10 percent. This could include a contract to house adult prisoners at the former Michigan youth correctional facility in Baldwin, a privately owned and managed prison whose previous contract with the state was revoked by Gov. Jennifer Granholm in 2005.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Signed by Gov. Rick Snyder on January 8, 2013.

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