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Minutes for HB2551 - Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice

Short Title

Prohibiting the outsourcing or privatization of any operations or facilities of any correctional institution or juvenile correctional facility; allowing existing contracts to be renewed.

Minutes Content for Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Natalie Scott gave an overview of HB2551. The Committee had questions and comments.

Representative Jeff Pittman testified in support of HB2551 stating the need to ensure Kansas correctional workers will not have their positions privatized in our great state of Kansas. (Attachment 3)

Representative Debbie Deere testified in support of HB2551 expressing the purpose of the bill is to prohibit the privatization of any correctional facility, adult or juvenile, in Kansas.(Attachment 4)

The Committee had questions and comments.

Written testimony in support of HB2551 was submitted by Representative Jim Karleskint (Attachment 5); Sarah LeFrenz and Robert Choromanski testified on behalf of The Kansas Organization of State Employees (Attachment 6).

Chairperson Jennings called for final questions from the Committee and then closed the hearing.