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Budget Committee on Government Services

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(15 members)

1506 § 6 Study the long-term needs of all state inmates and whether the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation should continue to contract to house state female inmates with county jails or the state should expand the prison system, including a review of the east cell block of the State Penitentiary and future needs for maximum security prisoners; the female population and related treatment, programming, and training needs; and the mental health services of the State Hospital, including whether the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation should continue to expand its facilities on the State Hospital grounds and whether patients at the State Hospital with mental health needs should be served in other locations

3037 Study the needs of individuals with mental illness, drug and alcohol addictions, and physical or developmental disabilities, including individuals with multiple needs, and how the state responds to those needs; the long-term plans for the State Hospital, the Developmental Center at Westwood Park, state and county correctional facilities, and other state facilities and the relationships among those facilities; the impact and availability of community services; the state's criminal justice process from arrest to release; alternatives to incarceration; and the effectiveness of incarceration and treatment

Approve any agreement between a North Dakota state entity and South Dakota to form a bistate authority (NDCC § 54-40-01)