Citations Affected: IC 5-22; noncode.
Synopsis: Confined offender telecommunications system. Provides that
a solicitation for a telecommunications system provided to a confined
offender must emphasize low rates and fees. Limits commissions
received from a telecommunications system provided to a confined
offender to 33% percent of the telecommunications provider's net
revenues. Provides that a contract for a telecommunications system
provided to a confined offender in a county jail must terminate on the
earlier of: (1) four years after; or (2) five months after the general
election immediately after; the date on which the contract was entered
Effective: Upon passage.
January 10, 2002, read first time and referred to Committee on Public Policy, Ethics and
January 24, 2002, reported _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning state
and local administration.
meaning set forth in
Sec. 6. (a) This section applies to a solicitation for a system.
(b) Notwithstanding any other law, the solicitation must include a statement concerning the following:
(1) Any security and fraud control services considered necessary by the purchasing agent, including the use of collect calling services as the sole means of confined offender communications with the general population.
(2) The goal of reducing the total cost of a telephone call placed by a confined offender by soliciting competitive proposals that emphasize lower:
(A) per call service charges; and
(B) per minute rates.
(3) The maximum commission rate, not to exceed thirty-three percent (33%) of net revenues, that the purchasing agent may receive under a contract entered into under a solicitation under this chapter.
Sec. 7. (a) This section applies to a solicitation for a system for a county jail.
(b) Notwithstanding section 6 of this chapter, the solicitation must include a statement that a contract entered into under a solicitation under this chapter terminates on the earlier of:
(1) four (4) years after the date on which the contract was entered into; or
(2) five (5) months after the general election:
(A) that was held immediately after the date on which the contract was entered into; and
(B) in which a sheriff was elected.