SENATE CONCURRENT RESOLUTION No. 204

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

214th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JULY 7, 2011

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  SHIRLEY K. TURNER

District 15 (Mercer)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Overrides Governor's line-item veto of budget language concerning the reporting of the adequacy of drug treatment programs in the Department of Corrections.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


A Concurrent Resolution overriding a line-item veto of budget language concerning the reporting of the adequacy of drug treatment programs in the Department of Corrections.

 

     Be It Resolved by the Senate of the State of New Jersey (the General Assembly concurring):

 

     1.  That the following language provision, on page 48 of Senate Bill No. 4000 of 2011 (P.L.2011, c.85) which was the subject of objection by the Governor in the Governor's veto statement of June 30, 2011, be restored to law as follows, the objections thereto of the Governor notwithstanding:

 

26 DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS

10 Public Safety and Criminal Justice

16 Detention and Rehabilitation

 

DIRECT STATE SERVICES

08-7025 Institutional Care and Treatment

 

From the amount hereinabove appropriated to the Department of Corrections, the Commissioner of Corrections shall prepare a report on the adequacy of drug treatment programs provided by the Department of Corrections.  The report shall include the number of inmates enrolled in drug treatment programs by institution, the number of inmates with substance abuse issues that are unable to obtain drug treatment programs by institution, and the Department of Corrections’ plan to provide adequate drug treatment programs to inmates with substance abuse issues.  The report shall be submitted to the chairs of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Assembly Budget Committee no later than September 1, 2011.

 

     2.  BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that copies of this resolution be delivered to the Governor, the State Treasurer and the Commissioner of the Department of Corrections.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This resolution restores language concerning the reporting of the adequacy of drug treatment programs in the institutions under the control of the Department of Corrections.  This language proposed for inclusion in the annual appropriations act for Fiscal Year 2012 would assist the Legislature's budget committees in obtaining from the Department of Corrections useful reporting on the adequacy of drug treatment programs in the State's correctional institutions.  This language was eliminated by the Governor's line-item veto.