2012 Arkansas Code
Title 22 - Public Property
Chapter 3 - Public Buildings and Other Facilities
Subchapter 12 - -- Public Facilities Financing
§ 22-3-1218 - Disposition of revenues from prison labor.


AR Code § 22-3-1218 (2012) What's This?

(a) (1) Prior to the issuance of certificates of indebtedness as authorized by this subchapter, all moneys collected by the Board of Corrections from the sale or disposition of articles and products manufactured or produced by prison labor shall be forthwith deposited with the Treasurer of State, to be there kept and maintained as a special revolving account designated as the "Department of Correction Prison Industries Fund" as authorized by law. The moneys so collected and deposited shall be used solely for the purchase of manufacturing supplies, equipment, machinery, and buildings used to carry out the purposes of the industries program within the Department of Correction as well as for the payment of the necessary personnel in charge thereof and to otherwise defray the necessary expenses incident thereto, all of which shall be under the direction and subject to the approval of the board.

(2) The Department of Correction Prison Industries Fund shall never be maintained in excess of the amount necessary to efficiently and properly carry out the intentions of this subchapter.

(3) When, in the opinion of the board, the Department of Correction Prison Industries Fund has reached a sum in excess of the requirements of this subchapter, the excess shall be transferred, upon certification to the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State by the board, to the Department of Correction Inmate Care and Custody Fund Account.

(b) (1) Commencing on the first day of the month next succeeding the issuance of any certificates of indebtedness as authorized by this subchapter, the moneys described in this section shall be pledged revenues, as stated in § 22-3-1210, and shall be deposited in the Public Facilities Debt Service Fund as established in § 22-3-1210.

(2) Any surplus prison industries moneys in the Public Facilities Debt Service Fund, as defined in the authorizing resolution, shall be transferred into the Department of Correction Prison Industries Fund upon certification by the Arkansas Building Authority to the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State, to the Treasurer of State, and to the Auditor of State. The moneys are to be used for the maintenance, operation, and improvement of the prison industries programs of the department, as provided by law.

(3) Such moneys deposited in the Department of Correction Prison Industries Fund as the department shall determine not to be necessary in defraying the expenses of operating the industries programs of the department, upon certification thereof by the board to the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State, shall be transferred by the Chief Fiscal Officer of the State from the Department of Correction Prison Industries Fund to the Department of Correction Inmate Care and Custody Fund Account within the State General Government Fund to be used to supplement general revenues provided for the maintenance, operation, and improvement of the department, as provided by law.

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