OPM: Siting Incentives Committee

Siting Incentives Committee

OVERVIEW OF SITING INCENTIVES COMMITTEE

The Siting Incentives Committee was established, pursuant to Section 33 of Public Act 08-01, January Special Session entitled "An Act Concerning Criminal Justice Reform", to study the manner in which the state may effectively provide incentives to municipalities throughout the state to allow the siting of community-based facilities such as halfway houses and transitional and supportive housing for offenders released into the community.
 
The Siting Incentives Committee is chaired by the Under Secretary of Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division (CJPPD). The CJPPD staffs the statutorily created Siting Incentives Committee.
 
To see a listing of the members of the Siting Incentives Committee see Members.
 

For more information see Meetings, Agendas and Minutes.
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STATUTORY SUMMARY
January Special Session, Public Act No. 08-1
AN ACT CONCERNING CRIMINAL JUSTICE REFORM.
 
The Siting Incentives Committee shall study the manner in which the state may effectively provide incentives to municipalities throughout the state to allow the siting of community-based facilities such as halfway houses and transitional and supportive housing for offenders released into the community.
 
The committee shall be composed of the following members: The Commissioner of Correction; the executive director of the Court Support Services Division of the Judicial Department; the undersecretary of the Criminal Justice Policy and Planning Division within the Office of Policy and Management; the chairpersons and ranking members of the judiciary and planning and development committees of the General Assembly; two representatives of community-based facilities, one of whom shall be appointed by the majority leader of the House of Representatives and one of whom shall be appointed by the minority leader of the House of Representatives; one representative of a municipality with a population of less than twenty-five thousand persons, appointed by the minority leader of the Senate; one representative of a municipality with a population of twenty-five thousand or more but less than fifty thousand, appointed by the Governor; one representative of a municipality with a population of fifty thousand or more but less than seventy-five thousand, appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; one representative of a municipality with a population of seventy-five thousand or more but less than one hundred thousand, appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate; and one representative of a municipality with a population of one hundred thousand or more, appointed by the majority leader of the Senate. The Governor shall appoint a chairperson of the committee from among the members.
 
The committee shall report its findings and recommendations to the Governor and the General Assembly in accordance with section 11-4a of the general statutes not later than January 1, 2009.
 
Meeting schedule will be established at the first meeting that was held on May 16, 2008.




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