Introduced Version






HOUSE BILL No. 1928

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL



Citations Affected: IC 11-10-2.5-1.

Synopsis: Juvenile detention reimbursement for counties. Provides that a county that has fulfilled its financial obligation to the department of correction and that commits a juvenile to the department is eligible for reimbursement from the state if the juvenile is held in a juvenile detention facility or private facility for more than five days after the juvenile's commitment to the department. Provides that the rate of reimbursement is $76.47 per day that the juvenile is held in the juvenile detention facility or private facility, beginning with the sixth day after the juvenile's commitment to the department.

Effective: July 1, 2003.





Yount, Oxley




    January 23, 2003, read first time and referred to Committee on Ways and Means.







Introduced

First Regular Session 113th General Assembly (2003)


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HOUSE BILL No. 1928



    A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning family law and juvenile law.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:

SOURCE: IC 11-10-2.5; (03)IN1928.1.1. -->     SECTION 1. IC 11-10-2.5 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS A NEW CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2003]:
    Chapter 2.5. Commitment of Juvenile Delinquents and County Reimbursement
    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "bed day" means a day during which a county provides bed space for a juvenile committed to the department, including the day of commitment but not the day of release.
     Sec. 2. (a) If:
    (1) a county commits a juvenile to the department;
    (2) the county is in compliance with IC 11-10-2-3 (a); and
    (3) the juvenile is held in a juvenile detention facility or private facility for more than five (5) days after the day of the juvenile's commitment to the department;
the county is eligible for reimbursement from the state at the rate of seventy-six dollars and forty-seven cents ($76.47) for each bed

day that follows the fifth day after the day of the juvenile's commitment to the department.
     (b) A county that chooses to accept reimbursement under this chapter may track the number of relevant bed days and deduct the cost from the invoice being provided to the county by the state under IC 11-10-2-3 (a).