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Title 501 | Chapter 003 | Regulation 170


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501 KAR 3:170.Classifications.

Section 1.

Jail Categories.

(1)

Category I – Jails with one (1) to 100 beds shall be classified as a Category I jail.

(2)

Category II – Jails with 101 beds to 250 beds shall be classified as a Category II jail.

(3)

Category III – Jails with 251 beds to 500 beds shall be classified as a Category III jail.

(4)

Category IV – Jails with 501 beds to 999 beds shall be classified as a Category IV jail.

(5)

Category V – Jails with 1,000 beds or more shall be classified as a Category V jail.

HISTORY: (38 Ky.R. 583; eff. 10-7-2011; 48 Ky.R. 938; eff. 3-1-2022.)

The Jail Standards Review Commission established pursuant to KRS 441.055(1)(b) has approved the standards in this administrative regulation at its meeting on July 13, 2021 prior to its filing with the Legislative Research Commission in compliance with KRS 13A.120(3), 13A.220(6)(a), and 441.055(2).
COOKIE CREWS, Commissioner
APPROVED BY AGENCY: July 23, 2021
FILED WITH LRC: August 3, 2021 at 12:15 p.m.
PUBLIC HEARING AND COMMENT PERIOD: A public hearing on this administrative regulation will be held on October 21, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. at the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, 125 Holmes Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Any person who wishes to be heard at this hearing shall notify the agency in writing by five workdays prior to the hearing of their intent to attend. If a notice of intent to attend the hearing is not received by that date, the hearing may be cancelled. If you do not wish to be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulation. Written comments shall be accepted through October 31, 2021. Send written notice of intent to be heard at the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation to the contact person.
CONTACT PERSON: Amy V. Barker, Assistant General Counsel, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, 125 Holmes Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone (502) 564-8207, fax (502) 564-6686, email Justice.RegsContact@ky.gov.

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS AND TIERING STATEMENT
Contact Person:
Amy Barker
(1) Provide a brief summary of:
(a) What this administrative regulation does:
This administrative regulation establishes jail categories defined by the maximum bed capacity of jails.
(b) The necessity of this administrative regulation:
This administrative regulation complies with the requirement to adopt jail standards in KRS 441.055(1)(a), (b), and the authorization to establish classifications of jails in KRS 441.055(4).
(c) How this administrative regulation conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes:
This administrative regulation establishes jail categories defined by the maximum bed capacity of the jails. (d) How this administrative regulation currently assists or will assist in the effective ad-ministration of the statutes: The regulation provides classifications based on maximum bed capacity.
(d) How this administrative regulation currently assists or will assist in the effective administration of the statutes:
(2) If this is an amendment to an existing administrative regulation, provide a brief summary of:
(a) How the amendment will change this existing administrative regulation:
The amendment adds a statute citation for authority and enlarges the authorization language.
(b) The necessity of the amendment to this administrative regulation:
The amendment revises the standards as part of the review process in KRS 441.055(1)(b).
(c) How the amendment conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes:
The amendment revises the standards as part of the review process in KRS 441.055(1)(b).
(d) How the amendment will assist in the effective administration of the statutes:
It provides clarity to the authorization language.
(3) List the type and number of individuals, businesses, organizations, or state and local governments affected by this administrative regulation:
This affects approximately 74 county and regional jails and their staff, approximately 50 Department of Corrections employees, including 15 Local Facilities staff, and approximately 18,800 prisoners in the jails, including 5,585 Class C and D felons.
(4) Provide an analysis of how the entities identified in question (3) will be impacted by either the implementation of this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if it is an amendment, including:
(a) List the actions that each of the regulated entities identified in question (3) will have to take to comply with this administrative regulation or amendment:
No action is required.
(b) In complying with this administrative regulation or amendment, how much will it cost each of the entities identified in question (3):
No additional cost is anticipated.
(c) As a result of compliance, what benefits will accrue to the entities identified in question (3):
It provides clarity to the authorization language.
(5) Provide an estimate of how much it will cost the administrative body to implement this administrative regulation:
(a) Initially:
No additional cost is anticipated.
(b) On a continuing basis:
No additional cost is anticipated.
(6) What is the source of the funding to be used for the implementation and enforcement of this administrative regulation:
State budgeted funds for the Department of Corrections and county budgeted funds for jail operating expenses.
(7) Provide an assessment of whether an increase in fees or funding will be necessary to implement this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change if it is an amendment:
No increase in fees or funding is anticipated.
(8) State whether or not this administrative regulation established any fees or directly or indirectly increased any fees:
No fees are established or increased.
(9) TIERING: Is tiering applied?
No. The standards apply equally to all full-service jails.

FISCAL NOTE ON STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT
(1) What units, parts or divisions of state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) will be impacted by this administrative regulation?
(2) Identify each state or federal statute or federal regulation that requires or authorizes the action taken by the administrative regulation.
KRS 196.035, 441.055.
(3) Estimate the effect of this administrative regulation on the expenditures and revenues of a state or local government agency (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first full year the administrative regulation is to be in effect.
(a) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first year?
No revenue is generated by this administrative regulation.
(b) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for subsequent years?
No revenue is generated by this administrative regulation.
(c) How much will it cost to administer this program for the first year?
For fiscal year 2021, the department paid the local jails approximately $105.9 million for the housing, transportation, and medical care of state inmates. Full service jails receive the largest portion of this funding. In addition, the department incurred approximately $1,451,110 in staff salaries and administrative costs. The jails will have some staff and administrative costs, but this program is a source of revenue for them.
(d) How much will it cost to administer this program for subsequent years?
Approximately the same as in (c).
Note: If specific dollar estimates cannot be determined, provide a brief narrative to explain the fiscal impact of the administrative regulation.
Revenues (+/-):
Expenditures (+/-):
Other Explanation:

7-Year Expiration: 3/1/2029

Last Action: 3/8/2022


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