Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2017

0330-0500 - Trial Court Video Teleconferencing




Account Description FY 2016
Spending
FY 2017
House 2
0330-0500 Trial Court Video Teleconferencing
For expanded use of video teleconferencing for court appearances by persons in the custody of houses of correction; provided, that the court administrator shall distribute funds from this item for proposals to increase video teleconferencing that are most likely to result in cost savings; provided further, that proposals shall be developed by 1 or more district or superior court in partnership with 1 or more house of correction; provided further, that proposals shall include: (a) the type of court appearances proposed for video teleconferencing; (b) the constitutional, statutory, fiscal, procedural or other obstacles that may limit the use of video teleconferencing; (c) the estimates of initial costs related to the proposal; and (d) the estimated annual savings from using video teleconferencing; provided further, that funds from this item may be used to ensure equitable distribution of savings between both the court and house of correction; provided further, that not later than March 3, 2017, the court administrator shall report to the house and senate committees on ways and means on the distribution of funds from this item; and provided further, that the report shall include: (a) a summary of proposals received; (b) a summary of proposals receiving funds from this item; (c) a summary of estimated first-year costs and savings; and (d) an analysis of constitutional, statutory, fiscal, procedural or other obstacles to the further expansion of video teleconferencing
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