Amendments to House Bill No. 2

3rd Reading Copy

Requested by Senator Tom McGillvray

For the Senate Finance and Claims Committee

Prepared by Walker Hopkins

April 13, 2023 (2:45pm)

1. Page D-7, line 1: .

Strike: "87,826,412 90,858,046" [General Fund FY24 FY25]

Insert: "87,935,941 90,964,775" [General Fund FY24 FY25]

2. Page D-7, line 9: .

Strike: "1,106,681 1,110,444"[General Fund FY24 FY25]

Insert: "1,216,210 1,217,173"[General Fund FY24 FY25]

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Explanation - This amendment provides general fund appropriations for 1.00 FTE to the Rehabilitations and Programs Division and 1.00 FTE to the Board of Pardons and Parole within the Department of Corrections. This gives the department authority to contract with private, nonprofit Montana entities to establish and maintain prerelease centers for the purpose of preparing inmates who are within 14 months of parole eligibility or discharge for release into the community according to HB 426. Positions to be hired include one compliance manager and one analyst.