CHAPTER 320

FORMERLY

SENATE BILL NO. 391

AS AMENDED BY SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1

AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 11 OF THE DELAWARE CODE CODIFYING CERTAIN SECTIONS OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2002 BUDGET ACT.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE :

Section 1. Amend 11 Del. C. § 6517 by adding the following subsection:

“(13) Administering the Medical/Treatment Services contract, or appointing a designee to administer the Medical/Treatment contract.”

Section 2. Amend 11 Del. C. § 6540 by adding the following language to the end of the first paragraph:

“Payments to eligible inmates, who upon their release from an adult correctional facility are financially unable to obtain transportation away from the facility, shall be expended as follows:

(a) Upon release, a prisoner who within 30 days prior to release has $50.00 or more in his/her inmate account or accounts shall not be eligible for such payment, but shall be paid the amount in his/her inmate account or accounts.

(b) Upon release, a prisoner who has less than $50.00 in his/her inmate account or accounts shall be paid the amount remaining in his/her account or accounts and may be paid an additional sum sufficient to ensure transportation to his/her place of residence. Such sum sufficient, together with the funds available in the inmate account, shall not exceed $50.00.

(c) Any prisoner who, after using option (a) or (b) of this Section, has insufficient funds to provide a one-way bus ticket to his/her place of residence, shall forfeit all such funds and shall be provided with a one-way bus ticket to his/her place of residence, as well as sufficient funding to provide food during travel.”

Section 3. Amend 11 Del. C. § 4393 by designating the existing section as subsection (a) and by adding a new subsection (b) to read as follows:

“(b) The supervision of offenders assigned to home confinement and the use of the electronic monitoring devices shall be restricted to the area within the geographical boundaries of the State of Delaware, unless otherwise determined by the Commissioner of the Department of Correction.”

Section 4. Amend 11 Del. C. §6531A, by inserting at the end of said section a new subsection (f) to read as follows:

“(f) The Department of Education shall continue to provide funding through its discretionary federal special education funds for a portion of the education costs associated with prison inmates aged 18 to 21 years, who qualify as special education.”

Approved June 25, 2002