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2012 Senate Bill 951: Appropriations: Department of Corrections
  1. Introduced by Sen. John Proos, IV (R) on February 14, 2012, to provide a “template” or “place holder” for the Fiscal Year 2012-2013 Department Of Corrections budget. This bill contains no appropriations, but may be amended at a later date to include them.
    • Referred to the Senate Appropriations Committee on February 14, 2012.
      • Reported in the Senate on April 17, 2012, with the recommendation that the substitute (S-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
    • Substitute offered in the Senate on April 24, 2012. The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 24, 2012.
    • Amendment offered by Sen. Glenn Anderson (D) on April 24, 2012, to strip out a provision requiring the department to realize some savings by outsourcing some prison operations, such as food service. The amendment failed 13 to 25 in the Senate on April 24, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

    • Amendment offered by Sen. Glenn Anderson (D) on April 24, 2012, to increase the procedural barriers to privatizing a prison, or particular functions in a non-privatized prison. Among other things, the department would be prohibited from realizing savings through privatization unless it saves more 10 percent compared to the current cost. The amendment failed 15 to 23 in the Senate on April 24, 2012.
      Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  2. Passed 20 to 18 in the Senate on April 24, 2012, the Senate version of the Department of Corrections budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2012. This would appropriate $1.991 billion in gross spending, compared to $1.936 billion, which was the FY 2011-2012 amount enrolled in 2011. Of this, just $8.7 million is federal money, and the rest is from state taxes and fees.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  3. Received in the House on April 25, 2012.
    • Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on April 25, 2012.
    • Substitute offered by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) on May 2, 2012, to strip out all of the appropriations of the Senate-passed version of the bill, leaving it as just a "shell" or "placeholder." This is basically a procedural method of launching negotiations to work out the differences between the House and Senate budgets. The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on May 2, 2012.
  4. Passed 63 to 47 in the House on May 2, 2012, to send the bill back to the Senate "stripped" of all actual appropriations. This vote is basically a procedural method of launching negotiations to work out the differences between the House and Senate budgets.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  5. Received in the Senate on May 3, 2012.
  6. Failed 0 to 38 in the Senate on May 3, 2012, to concur with a House-passed version of the bill. The vote sends the bill to a House-Senate conference committee to work out the differences.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  7. Received in the Senate on May 30, 2012.
  8. Passed 20 to 16 in the Senate on May 30, 2012, the House-Senate conference report for the Department of Corrections budget for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, 2012. This would appropriate $2.000 billion in gross spending, compared to $1.936 billion, which was the FY 2011-2012 amount enrolled in 2011. Of this, just $8.7 million is federal money, and the rest is from state taxes and fees. A Senate-passed plan to save money by outsourcing the management of one prison was not agreed to by the House. Note: House Bill 5365 contains an identical version of this conference report.
    Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No"

  9. Received in the House on May 30, 2012.

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