Criminal Justice Legislation

HB 342 – State Property Privatization Limits (2011-2012)

Link to Bill:
http://www.legislature.state.oh.us/bills.cfm?ID=129_HB_342
Status:
Failed
Summary:

For an in-depth look at the concerns about private prisons read Prisons for Profit: A Look at Prison Privatization.

HB 342 limits the conditions under which the state may sell, lease, or otherwise privatize state assets, property, or functions.

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Committee:
State Government and Elections (H)
LSC Legislation Status:
http://lsc.state.oh.us/coderev/hou129.nsf/House+Bill+Number/0342?OpenDocument
Jurisdiction/Legislation Level:
State
Our take on this bill:

While HB 342 does not have any direct relevance to civil liberties, the ACLU of Ohio has been concerned about the privatization of a number of the state’s correctional facilities. Noting this concern, we continue to monitor some state privatization efforts.