Under existing law, the sheriff of a county receives an allowance for food for prisoners in the county jail in the amount of $1.75 per capita per day and also receives an allowance for food preparation and service based on the number of prisoners in the jail per day, which allowances are paid by the state
Also, under existing law, the sheriff is authorized to retain any unexpended balance in these allowances after feeding prisoners except in counties where the county commission provides by resolution for the allowances to be paid to the county general fund
This bill would provide that, effective beginning the next term of office of the sheriff, the allowance for feeding prisoners would be deposited in a special fund in the county treasury and used only for feeding prisoners
To amend Sections 14-6-40, 14-6-41, 14-6-42, 14-6-43, 14-6-47, 14-6-48, and 36-22-17, Code of Alabama 1975, relating to sheriffs and the allowances for feeding prisoners in the county jail; to provide a special fund for the feeding of prisoners; to require that records of these funds be kept by the sheriff; to require that these funds be subject to regular audit by the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts; and to provide that the sheriff is responsible for feeding prisoners in his or her official capacity only and shall not be personally responsible for any shortage in funds for the feeding of prisoners.
|April 14, 2010||Indefinitely Postponed|
|February 17, 2010||Read for the second time and placed on the calendar|
|January 21, 2010||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on County and Municipal Government|
|Bill Text||HB407 Alabama 2010 Session - Introduced|