HOUSE BILL NO. 684
INTRODUCED BY M. REGIER
AN ACT IMPLEMENTING THE PROVISIONS OF THE GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT; GENERALLY REVISING LAWS RELATED TO THE JUSTICE SYSTEM; CREATING STATE SPECIAL REVENUE ACCOUNTS; PROVIDING THAT PRESENTENCE INVESTIGATIONS AND REPORTS ARE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE COURT; REVISING LAWS RELATED TO THE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING COUNCIL; CREATING A PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICER STANDARDS AND TRAINING BUREAU IN THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE; REMOVING THE COUNCIL'S ADMINISTRATIVE ATTACHMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE; PROVIDING FOR REPORTING TO THE LAW AND JUSTICE INTERIM COMMITTEE; AMENDING THE DEFINITION OF "TELEWORK"; MAKING REVISIONS RELATED TO THE WORKING INTERDISCIPLINARY NETWORK OF GUARDIANSHIP STAKEHOLDERS; REVISING RULEMAKING AUTHORITY REGARDING CORRECTIONAL FACILITIES; PROVIDING FUND TRANSFERS; AMENDING SECTIONS 2-15-2029, 2-18-101, 3-1-710, 3-1-711, 46-1-1104, 46-1-1211, 46-12-211, 46-14-311, 46-18-111, 46-18-112, 46-18-242, 53-6-1312, AND 53-30-507, MCA; AMENDING SECTION 28, CHAPTER 368, LAWS OF 2015; REPEALING SECTION 3-1-712, MCA; AND PROVIDING EFFECTIVE DATES AND A TERMINATION DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Pretrial diversion program state special revenue account. (1) There is an account in the state special revenue fund established in 17-2-102 to the credit of the judicial branch to be known as the pretrial diversion program account.
(2) The purpose of the account is to fund a pilot project in five counties to analyze the costs and benefits of the following:
(a) the risk associated with an offender being released into the community prior to the offender's trial date; and
(b) the potential or actual savings in jail costs for not having the offender incarcerated during that time.
Section 2. Legislative committees and activities state special revenue account. (1) There is an account in the state special revenue fund established in 17-2-102 to the credit of the legislative services division to be known as the legislative committees and activities account.
(2) The purpose of the account is to provide funding for legislative committees and activities.
(3) Expenditures from the account must be approved by the majority and minority leaders of both houses.
Section 3. Public safety officer standards and training bureau. There is a bureau within the department of justice called the public safety officer standards and training bureau. The purpose of the bureau is to provide staff support to the public safety officer standards and training council established in 2-15-2029.
"2-15-2029. Montana public safety officer standards and training council -- administrative attachment -- rulemaking -- report to law and justice interim committee. (1) (a) There is a Montana public safety officer standards and training council. The council is a quasi-judicial board, as provided for in 2-15-124, and is allocated to the department of justice, established in 2-15-2001,, for administrative purposes only as provided in 2-15-121, except as provided in subsection (1)(b) of this section except as provided in subsections (1)(b) and (1)(c) of this section.
(b) The council may hire its own personnel and independently administer the conduct of its business, and 2-15-121(2)(a), (2)(d), and (3)(a) do not apply. The council shall coordinate with the department of justice to hire the bureau chief of the public safety officer standards and training bureau.
(c) The council maintains its independent and quasi-judicial authority and duties provided for in 44-4-403.
(2) The council may adopt rules to implement the provisions of Title 44, chapter 4, part 4. Rules must be adopted pursuant to the Montana Administrative Procedure Act.
(3) The department of justice and the public safety officer standards and training council shall report to the law and justice interim committee."
"2-18-101. Definitions. As used in parts 1 through 3 and part 10 of this chapter, the following definitions apply:
(1) "Agency" means a department, board, commission, office, bureau, institution, or unit of state government recognized in the state budget.
(2) "Base salary" means the base hourly pay rate annualized paid to an employee, excluding overtime and longevity.
(3) "Benchmark" means a representative position in a specific occupation that is used to illustrate the application of the job evaluation factor used to classify the occupation.
(4) "Blue-collar pay plan" means a strictly negotiated classification and pay plan consisting of unskilled or skilled labor, trades, and crafts occupations.
(5) "Board" means the board of personnel appeals established in 2-15-1705.
(6) "Broadband classification plan" means a job evaluation method that measures the difficulty of the work and the knowledge or skills required to perform the work.
(7) "Broadband pay plan" means a pay plan using a pay hierarchy of broad pay bands based on a classification plan, including market midpoint and occupational wage ranges.
(8) "Compensation" means the annual or hourly wage or salary and includes the longevity allowance provided in 2-18-304 and leave and holiday benefits provided in part 6 of this chapter.
(9) "Competencies" means sets of measurable and observable knowledge, skills, and behaviors that contribute to success in a position.
(10) "Department" means the department of administration created in 2-15-1001.
(11) (a) Except in 2-18-306, "employee" means any state employee other than an employee excepted under 2-18-103 or 2-18-104.
(b) The term does not include a student intern.
(12) "Job evaluation factor" means a measure of the complexities of the predominant duties of a position.
(13) "Job sharing" means the sharing by two or more persons of a position.
(14) "Market midpoint" means the median base salary that other employers pay to employees in comparable occupations as determined by the department's salary survey of the relevant labor market.
(15) "Occupation" means a generalized family of positions having substantially similar duties and requiring similar qualifications, education, and experience.
(16) "Occupational wage range" means a range of pay, including a minimum, market midpoint, and maximum salary, for a specific occupation that is most consistent with the pay being offered by competing employers for fully competent employees within that occupation. The salary for an employee may be less than the minimum salary.
(17) "Pay band" means a wide salary range covering a number of different occupations. Pay bands are used for reporting and analysis purposes only.
(18) "Pay progression" means a process by which an employee's compensation may be increased, based on documented factors determined by the department, to bring the employee's compensation to a higher rate within the occupational wage range of the employee.
(19) "Permanent employee" means an employee who is designated by an agency as permanent, who was hired through a competitive selection process unless excepted from the competitive process by law, and who has attained or is eligible to attain permanent status.
(20) "Permanent status" means the state an employee attains after satisfactorily completing an appropriate probationary period.
(21) "Personal staff" means those positions occupied by employees appointed by the elected officials enumerated in Article VI, section 1, of the Montana constitution or by the public service commission as a whole.
(22) "Position" means a collection of duties and responsibilities currently assigned or delegated by competent authority, requiring the full-time, part-time, or intermittent employment of one person.
(23) "Program" means a combination of planned efforts to provide a service.
(24) "Seasonal employee" means a permanent employee who is designated by an agency as seasonal, who performs duties interrupted by the seasons, and who may be recalled without the loss of rights or benefits accrued during the preceding season.
(25) "Short-term worker" means a person who:
(a) may be hired by an agency without using a competitive hiring process for an hourly wage established by the agency;
(b) may not work for the agency for more than 90 days in a continuous 12-month period;
(c) is not eligible for permanent status;
(d) may not be hired into a permanent position by the agency without a competitive selection process;
(e) is not eligible to earn the leave and holiday benefits provided in part 6 of this chapter; and
(f) may be discharged without cause.
(26) "Student intern" means a person who:
(a) has been accepted in or is currently enrolled in an accredited school, college, or university and may be hired by an agency in a student intern position without using a competitive selection process;
(b) is not eligible for permanent status;
(c) is not eligible to become a permanent employee without a competitive selection process;
(d) must be covered by the hiring agency's workers' compensation insurance;
(e) is not eligible to earn the leave and holiday benefits provided for in part 6 of this chapter; and
(f) may be discharged without cause.
(27) (a) "Telework" means a flexible work arrangement where a designated employee may work from:
(i) home within the state of Montana or an alternative worksite within the state of Montana 1 or more days a week instead of physically traveling to a central workplace; or
(ii) an alternative worksite outside the state of Montana limited to:
(A) employees who are mental health professionals as defined in 27-1-1101 involved in psychological or psychiatric evaluations and treatment;
(B) employees engaged in providing services related to information technology as defined in 2-17-506; or
(C) employees who are medical professionals involved in medical evaluations and treatment.
(b) The office of budget and program planning must approve a designated employee's alternative worksite outside the state of Montana before the employee begins work.
(28) "Temporary employee" means an employee who:
(a) is designated as temporary by an agency for a definite period of time not to exceed 12 months;
(b) performs duties on a temporary basis;
(c) is not eligible for permanent status;
(d) is terminated at the end of the employment period; and
(e) is not eligible to become a permanent employee without a competitive selection process."
"3-1-710. (Temporary) Working interdisciplinary network of guardianship stakeholders. (1) There is a working interdisciplinary network of guardianship stakeholders to provide ongoing evaluation of Montana laws, services, and practices related to adult guardianship and conservatorship.
(2) The network consists of nine members appointed by the chief justice of the Montana supreme court as follows, in a manner that reflects a geographic balance:
(a) a representative of a district court;
(b) a representative of the department of public health and human services who works in the area of adult protective services;
(c) a representative of an advocacy group for individuals with developmental disabilities;
(d) a representative of an advocacy group for senior citizens;
(e) a professional guardian or conservator;
(f) an unpaid guardian or conservator;
(g) a member of a volunteer guardianship council;
(h) a member of the Montana state bar association; and
(i) a health care provider with experience in working with patients in need of a guardianship.
(3) The chief justice shall appoint the presiding officer.
(4) After the initial appointments, members shall may serve staggered 4-year terms and may be reappointed. Initial appointments must be for terms of at least 2 years.
(5) The network shall meet at least four times a year. Members may be reimbursed for travel expenses as provided for in 2-18-501 through 2-18-503. (Terminates June 30, 2023--sec. 8, Ch. 241, L. 2017.)"
"3-1-711. (Temporary) Duties of working interdisciplinary network of guardianship stakeholders. The working interdisciplinary network of guardianship stakeholders shall:
(1) identify strengths and weaknesses in the state's current system of adult guardianship and conservatorship;
(2) identify less restrictive decisionmaking options for incapacitated persons;
(3) review national standards on guardianship and conservatorship practices and recommend standards for adoption in Montana;
(4) propose methods of training guardians and conservators in best practices or adopted standards;
(5) recommend or conduct other outreach, education, and training as needed; and
(6) make recommendations to the supreme court administrator regarding grants to be awarded as provided in 3-1-712; and
(7)(6) serve as an ongoing problem-solving mechanism to enhance the quality of care and quality of life for adults who are or may soon be in the guardianship or conservatorship system. (Terminates June 30, 2023--sec. 8, Ch. 241, L. 2017.)"
"46-1-1104. Drug treatment court structure. (1) Each judicial district or court of limited jurisdiction may establish a drug treatment court under which drug offenders may be processed to address an identified substance abuse problem as a condition of pretrial release, pretrial diversion under 46-16-130, probation, incarceration, parole, or other release from a detention or correctional facility.
(2) Participation in drug treatment court is voluntary and is subject to the consent of the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the court pursuant to a written agreement.
(3) A drug treatment court and governmental entities that refer an offender to a drug treatment court shall adopt an evidence-based program evaluation tool that measures how closely the drug treatment court programs meet the known principles of effective intervention. The tool must measure program content and capacity to ensure the delivery of effective interventions for offenders.
(3)(4) A drug treatment court may grant reasonable incentives under a written agreement if the court finds that a drug offender is performing satisfactorily in drug treatment court, is benefiting from education, treatment, and rehabilitation, has not engaged in criminal conduct, and has not violated the terms and conditions of the agreement. Reasonable incentives may include but are not limited to:
(a) graduation certificates;
(b) early graduation;
(c) fee reduction or waiver of fees;
(d) record expungement of the underlying case; or
(e) reduced contact with a probation officer.
(4)(5) The court may impose reasonable sanctions under the agreement, including incarceration or termination from the drug treatment court, if the court finds that the drug offender is not performing satisfactorily in drug treatment court, is not benefiting from education, treatment, or rehabilitation, has engaged in conduct rendering the offender unsuitable for the program, has otherwise violated the terms and conditions of the agreement, or is for any reason unable to participate. Sanctions may include but are not limited to:
(a) a short-term jail sentence;
(c) extension of time in the program;
(d) peer review;
(e) geographical restrictions;
(f) termination; or
(g) contempt of court.
(5)(6) Upon successful completion of drug treatment court, a drug offender's case must be disposed of by the judge in the manner prescribed by the agreement and by the applicable policies and procedures adopted by the drug treatment court. This may include but is not limited to pretrial diversion under 46-16-130, dismissal of criminal charges, probation, deferred sentencing, suspended sentencing, or a reduced period of incarceration. A drug offender who successfully completes the program may be given credit for the time the offender served in the drug treatment program by the judge upon disposition.
(6)(7) Each local jurisdiction that intends to establish a drug treatment court or to continue the operation of an existing drug treatment court shall establish a local drug treatment court team.
(7)(8) The drug treatment court team shall, when practicable, conduct a staff meeting prior to each drug treatment court session to discuss and provide updated information regarding drug offenders. After determining the offender's progress or lack of progress, the court, with input from the drug treatment court team, shall determine the appropriate incentive or sanction to be applied.
(8)(9) The provisions of this part apply only to offenders who qualify for participation based on qualifications established by each drug treatment court. The provisions of this part do not apply to drug offenders who have been convicted of a sexual offense, as defined in 46-23-502. This part does not confer a right or expectation of a right to participate in a drug treatment court and does not obligate a drug treatment court to accept any offender. The establishment of a drug treatment court may not be construed as limiting the discretion of a prosecutor to act on any criminal case that the prosecutor considers advisable to prosecute. Each drug treatment court judge may establish rules and may make special orders and necessary rules that do not conflict with rules adopted by the Montana supreme court.
(9)(10) Each drug offender shall contribute to the cost of drug treatment court in accordance with 46-1-1112(2).
(10)(11) A drug treatment court coordinator is responsible for the general administration of a drug treatment court under the direction of the drug treatment court judge.
(11)(12) The supervising agency shall timely forward information to the drug treatment court concerning the drug offender's progress and compliance with any court-imposed terms and conditions.
(12)(13) A department of corrections probation and parole officer may participate in a drug treatment court team if authorized by the department. The department may authorize participation if it determines, in its discretion, that the caseloads of local probation and parole officers permit participation. If necessitated by a change in caseloads, the department may withdraw authorization for participation by its probation and parole officers in a drug treatment court. The department of corrections may not authorize its probation and parole officers to supervise a participant of a drug treatment court program who has not been convicted of a felony offense and committed to the supervision of the department."
"46-1-1211. Treatment and support services. (1) As part of a diagnostic assessment, each jurisdiction shall establish a system to ensure that participants are placed into a clinically approved mental health treatment program. To accomplish this, the program conducting the individual assessment shall make specific recommendations to the mental health treatment court team regarding the type of treatment program and duration necessary so that a participant's individualized needs are addressed. The assessments and recommendations must be based upon evidence-based treatment principles. The mental health treatment court and governmental entities that refer an offender to a mental health treatment court shall adopt an evidence-based program evaluation tool that measures how closely the mental health treatment court programs meet the known principles of effective intervention. The tool must measure program content and capacity to ensure the delivery of effective interventions for offenders. Treatment recommendations accepted by the mental health treatment court pursuant to this part must be considered to be reasonable and necessary and be evidence-based or research-driven.
(2) An adequate continuum of care for participants must be established in response to this part.
(3) The mental health treatment court shall, when practicable, ensure that one agency may not provide both assessment and treatment services for the mental health treatment court to avoid potential conflicts of interest or the appearance that a diagnostic assessment agency might benefit by determining that a participant is in need of the particular form of treatment that the agency provides.
(4) A mental health treatment court making a referral for mental health services or substance abuse treatment shall refer the participant to a program that is licensed, certified, or approved by the court.
(5) The court shall determine which treatment programs are authorized to provide the recommended treatment to participants. The relationship between the treatment program and the court must be governed by a memorandum of understanding, which must include the timely reporting of the participant's progress or lack of progress to the mental health treatment court."
"46-12-211. Plea agreement procedure -- use of two-way electronic audio-video communication. (1) The prosecutor and the attorney for the defendant, or the defendant when acting pro se, may engage in discussions with a view toward reaching an agreement that, upon the entering of a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to a charged offense or to a lesser or related offense, the prosecutor will do any of the following:
(a) move for dismissal of other charges;
(b) agree that a specific sentence is the appropriate disposition of the case; or
(c) make a recommendation, or agree not to oppose the defendant's request, for a particular sentence, with the understanding that the recommendation or request may not be binding upon the court.
(2) Subject to the provisions of subsection (5), if a plea agreement has been reached by the parties, the court shall, on the record, require a disclosure of the agreement in open court or, on a showing of good cause in camera, at the time that the plea is offered. If the agreement is of the type specified in subsection (1)(a) or (1)(b), the court may accept or reject the agreement or may defer its decision as to the acceptance or rejection until there has been an opportunity to consider the a presentence report, if requested by the court pursuant to 46-18-111. If the agreement is of the type specified in subsection (1)(c), the court shall advise the defendant that, if the court does not accept the recommendation or request, the defendant nevertheless has no right to withdraw the plea.
(3) If the court accepts a plea agreement, the court shall inform the defendant that it will embody in the judgment and sentence the disposition provided for in the plea agreement.
(4) If the court rejects a plea agreement of the type specified in subsection (1)(a) or (1)(b), the court shall, on the record, inform the parties of this fact and advise the defendant that the court is not bound by the plea agreement, afford the defendant an opportunity to withdraw the plea, and advise the defendant that if the defendant persists in the guilty or nolo contendere plea, the disposition of the case may be less favorable to the defendant than that contemplated by the plea agreement.
(5) For purposes of this section, a disclosure of the agreement through the use of two-way electronic audio-video communication, allowing all of the participants to be heard in the courtroom by all present and allowing the party speaking to be seen, is considered to be a disclosure in open court. Audio-video communication may be used if neither party objects and the court agrees to its use and has informed the defendant that the defendant has the right to object to its use. The audio-video communication must operate as provided in 46-12-201."
"46-14-311. Consideration of mental disease or disorder or developmental disability in sentencing. (1) Whenever a defendant is convicted on a verdict of guilty or a plea of guilty or nolo contendere and claims at the time of the omnibus hearing held pursuant to 46-13-110 or, if no omnibus hearing is held, at the time of any change of plea by the defendant that at the time of the commission of the offense of which convicted the defendant was suffering from a mental disease or disorder or developmental disability that rendered the defendant unable to appreciate the criminality of the defendant's behavior or to conform the defendant's behavior to the requirements of law, the sentencing court shall consider any relevant evidence presented at the trial and shall may also consider the results of the presentence investigation required requested pursuant to subsection (2).
(2) Under the circumstances referred to in subsection (1), the sentencing court shall may order a presentence investigation and a report on the investigation pursuant to 46-18-111. The If requested, the investigation must include a mental evaluation by a person appointed by the director of the department of public health and human services or the director's designee. The evaluation must include an opinion as to whether the defendant suffered from a mental disease or disorder or developmental disability with the effect as described in subsection (1). If the opinion concludes that the defendant did suffer from a mental disease or disorder or developmental disability with the effect as described in subsection (1), the evaluation must also include a recommendation as to the care, custody, and treatment needs of the defendant."
"46-18-111. Presentence investigation -- when required -- definition. (1) (a) (i) Upon the acceptance of a plea or upon a verdict or finding of guilty to one or more felony offenses, except as provided in subsection (1)(d), the district court shall may request and direct the probation and parole officer to make a presentence investigation and report unless an investigation and report has been provided to the court prior to the plea or the verdict or finding of guilty.
(ii) Unless additional information is required under subsections subsection (1)(b), (1)(c), or (1)(d) (1)(d), or (1)(e) or unless more time is required to allow for victim input, a preliminary or final presentence investigation and report, if requested, must be available to the court within 30 business days of the plea or the verdict or finding of guilty.
(iii) The If a presentence investigation report has been requested, the district court shall consider the presentence investigation report prior to sentencing.
(b) (i) If the defendant was convicted of an offense under 45-5-502, 45-5-503, 45-5-504, 45-5-507, 45-5-601(3), 45-5-602(3), 45-5-603(2)(b), 45-5-625, 45-5-627, 45-5-704, 45-5-705, or 45-8-218 or if the defendant was convicted under 46-23-507 and the offender was convicted of failure to register as a sexual offender pursuant to Title 46, chapter 23, part 5, the investigation must include court shall order a psychosexual evaluation of the defendant and that includes a recommendation as to treatment of the defendant in the least restrictive environment, considering the risk the defendant presents to the community and the defendant's needs, unless the defendant was sentenced under 46-18-219.
(ii) The evaluation must be completed by a sexual offender evaluator who is a member of the Montana sex offender treatment association or has comparable has credentials acceptable to the department of labor and industry and the court. The psychosexual evaluation must be made available to the county attorney's office, the defense attorney, the probation and parole officer, and the sentencing judge.
(iii) All costs related to the evaluation must be paid by the defendant. If the defendant is determined by the district court to be indigent, all costs related to the evaluation are the responsibility of the district court and must be paid by the county or the state, or both, under Title 3, chapter 5, part 9. The district court may order subsequent psychosexual evaluations at the request of the county attorney. The requestor of any subsequent psychosexual evaluations is responsible for the cost of the evaluation.
(c) (i) If the defendant was convicted of an offense under 45-5-212(2)(b) or (2)(c), the investigation may include a mental health evaluation of the defendant and a recommendation as to treatment of the defendant in the least restrictive environment, considering the risk the defendant presents to the community and the defendant's needs.
(ii) The evaluation must be completed by a qualified psychiatrist, licensed clinical psychologist, advanced practice registered nurse, or other professional with comparable credentials acceptable to the department of labor and industry. The mental health evaluation must be made available to the county attorney's office, the defense attorney, the probation and parole officer, and the sentencing judge.
(iii) All costs related to the evaluation must be paid by the defendant. If the defendant is determined by the district court to be indigent, all costs related to the evaluation are the responsibility of the district court and must be paid by the county or the state, or both, under Title 3, chapter 5, part 9.
(d) If the defendant is convicted of a violent offense, as defined in 46-23-502, or if the defendant is convicted of a crime for which a victim or entity may be entitled to restitution, and the amount of restitution is not contained in a plea agreement, the court shall order a presentence investigation.
(d)(e) When, pursuant to 46-14-311, the court has ordered a presentence investigation and a report pursuant to this section, the mental evaluation required by 46-14-311 must be attached to the presentence investigation report and becomes part of the report. The report must be made available to persons and entities as provided in 46-18-113.
(2) The court shall order a presentence investigation report unless the court makes a finding that a report is unnecessary. Unless the court makes that finding, a defendant convicted of any offense not enumerated in subsection (1) that may result in incarceration for 1 year or more may not be sentenced before a written presentence investigation report by a probation and parole officer is presented to and considered by the district court. The district court may order a presentence investigation for a defendant convicted of a misdemeanor only if the defendant was convicted of a misdemeanor that the state originally charged as a sexual or violent offense as defined in 46-23-502.
(3) The defendant shall pay to the department of corrections a $50 fee at the time that the report is completed, unless the court determines that the defendant is not able to pay the fee within a reasonable time. The fee may be retained by the department and used to finance contracts entered into under 53-1-203(5).
(4) For the purposes of 46-18-112 and this section, "probation and parole officer" means:
(a) a probation and parole officer who is employed by the department of corrections pursuant to 46-23-1002; or
(b) an employee of the department of corrections who has received specific training or who possesses specific expertise to make a presentence investigation and report but who is not required to be licensed as a probation and parole officer by the public safety officer standards and training council created in 2-15-2029."
"46-18-112. Content of presentence investigation report. (1) Whenever an investigation is required requested by the court, the probation and parole officer shall promptly inquire into and report upon:
(a) the defendant's characteristics, circumstances, needs, and potentialities, as reflected in a validated risk and needs assessment;
(b) the defendant's criminal record and social history;
(c) the circumstances of the offense;
(d) the time of the defendant's detention for the offenses charged;
(e) the harm caused, as a result of the offense, to the victim, the victim's immediate family, and the community; and
(f) the victim's pecuniary loss, if any. The officer shall make a reasonable effort to confer with the victim to ascertain whether the victim has sustained a pecuniary loss. If the victim is not available or declines to confer, the officer shall record that information in the report.
(2) The following information pertaining to the defendant may also be included or considered in the report:
(a) prior criminal history;
(b) probation or parole history;
(c) official version of the offense or offenses;
(d) custody status;
(e) pending cases or charges against the defendant;
(f) probation officer recommendations;
(g) gang affiliation;
(h) background and ties to the community;
(i) history of substance use disorder;
(j) physical and mental health;
(k) employment history and status;
(l) education history; and
(m) prescreening and placement options.
(2)(3) All local and state mental and correctional institutions, courts, and law enforcement agencies shall furnish, upon request of the officer preparing a presentence investigation, the defendant's criminal record and other relevant information.
(3)(4) The court may, in its discretion, require that the presentence investigation report include a physical and mental examination of the defendant.
(4)(5) Upon sentencing, the court shall forward to the sheriff all information contained in the presentence investigation report concerning the physical and mental health of the defendant, and the information must be delivered with the defendant as required in 46-19-101."
"46-18-242. Investigation and report of victim's loss. (1) Whenever the court believes that a victim may have sustained a pecuniary loss or whenever the prosecuting attorney requests, the court shall order the probation officer, restitution officer, or other designated person to include in the presentence investigation and report if requested pursuant to 46-18-111:
(a) a list of the offender's assets; and
(b) an affidavit that specifically describes the victim's pecuniary loss and the replacement value in dollars of the loss, submitted by the victim.
(2) When a presentence report is not authorized or requested, the court shall accept evidence of the victim's loss at the time of sentencing."
"53-6-1312. (Temporary) Health care services payment schedules. (1) The department of corrections and the department of public health and human services shall reimburse health care service for individuals identified in subsection (2) at the rates adopted by the department for the medicaid program under Title 53, chapter 6, part 1, if the health care services are not otherwise covered by medicaid, medicare, a health insurer, or another private or governmental program that pays for health care costs.
(2) This section applies to individuals:
(a) in the custody of the department of corrections; or
(b) who are residents, by commitment or otherwise, of the Montana state hospital, the Montana mental health nursing care center, the Montana chemical dependency center, the state facility at Galen, or the Montana developmental center. (Terminates June 30, 2019--sec. 28, Ch. 368, L. 2015.)"
"53-30-507. Rulemaking authority. (1) The department may adopt rules to implement this part, including rules for the determination of how sites are to be chosen for regional correctional facilities. The rules must provide that in selecting a site, the department shall consider the need for a regional correctional facility in the area, the ability and willingness of a local governmental entity or a corporation to enter into a long-term contract with the department, and the availability of rehabilitative services to inmates. The rules must require that a corporation respond to a request for proposals prepared by the department for a regional correctional facility before a contract may be entered with that corporation.
(2) The department shall adopt rules that include the minimum applicable standards for the construction, operation, and physical condition of a state correctional facility portion of a regional correctional facility and for the security, safety, health, treatment, and discipline of persons confined in a state correctional facility portion of a regional correctional facility. The rules must require that a privately operated or privately owned and operated state correctional facility portion of a regional correctional facility conform to applicable American correctional association and national commission on correctional health care standards.
(3) (a) The department shall adopt rules pursuant to Title 2, chapter 4, that specify a per diem rate that must be paid to a regional correctional facility for the confinement of persons in the state correctional facility portion of the regional correctional facility.
(b) The rules adopted pursuant to subsection (3)(a) must include but are not limited to:
(i) a definition of per diem rate;
(ii) a method of calculating the per diem rate; and
(iii) the costs to be included in the per diem rate calculation.
(c) At a minimum, the per diem rate must include compensation for:
(i) direct costs, including budget expenditures directly attributable to confining inmates;
(ii) indirect costs, including budget expenditures that are not directly associated with the confinement of inmates but that are incurred to provide support services for the regional correctional facility, not to exceed 3% annually;
(iii) capital costs, including depreciation or a pro rata portion of capital costs incurred; and limited to the following use allowances:
(A) for buildings and improvements, not to exceed 2.5% of acquisition cost for no more than 40 years; and
(B) for equipment with an individual acquisition cost of $5,000 or more, not to exceed 6 2/3% of acquisition cost for no more than 15 years; and
(iv) other costs that the department determines are necessary, including medical or transportation costs.
(d) The department shall determine by rule the costs that are not allowable as part of a per diem rate. Unallowable costs must include programs and services that do not have a direct benefit to persons confined in the regional correctional facility and depreciation for capital improvements paid for by the department and depreciation for equipment used in providing support services.
(e) A population factor must be included in the per diem rate to allow for accurate compensation based on the number of inmates confined in the regional correctional facility.
(f) The rules must provide for billing procedures and must allow for review of the per diem rate at least once each fiscal year. When reviewing the per diem rate, the department shall accept public comment that must be considered when the department is determining the accuracy of the per diem rate for the next fiscal year.
(4) For the biennium beginning July 1, 2017, the department may pay to a regional correctional facility no more than the rate it paid to that facility on December 6, 2016. Beginning July 1, 2019, the regional correctional facility and the department must mutually agree on any personal services increases or nonroutine purchases exceeding a total of $5,000 in a fiscal year."
Section 17. Section 28, Chapter 368, Laws of 2015, is amended to read:
"Section 28. Termination. (1) [This act], except [section 9], terminates June 30, 2019.
(2) The department may reapply for the same waiver received to implement the Montana Health and Economic Livelihood Partnership Act program if the waiver expires before June 30, 2019."
Section 18. Repealer. The following section of the Montana Code Annotated is repealed:
3-1-712. Grants for public guardianship programs.
Section 19. Fund transfers. (1) By June 30, 2019, the state treasurer shall transfer $4,353,000 to the general fund from the account established in 30-14-143.
(2) By June 30, 2019, the state treasurer shall transfer the following amounts from the general fund:
(a) $1,553,000 to the pretrial diversion program state special revenue account established in [section 1]; and
(b) $300,000 to the legislative committees and activities state special revenue account established in [section 2];
(c) $250,000 to a state special revenue account to the credit of the state library; and
(d) $2,000,000 to the treatment court support account established in [section 3 of House Bill No. 654].
Section 20. Codification instruction. (1) [Section 1] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 46, and the provisions of Title 46 apply to [section 1].
(2) [Section 3] is intended to be codified as an integral part of Title 2, chapter 15, part 20, and the provisions of Title 2, chapter 15, part 20, apply to [section 3].
Section 21. Coordination instruction. If [this act], [section 1 of Senate Bill No. 352 funding an interdiction team], and [House Bill No. 2] are passed and approved, then the state special revenue appropriations for the department of justice, Montana Highway Patrol, in [House Bill No. 2] is reduced by $300,206 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2019, and by $299,336 for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2020.
Section 22. Effective dates. (1) Except as provided in subsection (2), [this act] is effective July 1, 2019.
(2) [Sections 17 and 19 through 22] are effective on passage and approval.
Section 23. Termination. [Sections 3 and 4] terminate June 30, 2021.
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