(1) There is hereby created in the state treasury the state criminal alien assistance
program cash fund. The fund shall consist of moneys received by the state under the federal state criminal
alien assistance program of the federal “Immigration and Nationality Act”, 8 U.S.C. sec. 1231(i). All such moneys shall be transmitted to the state treasurer, who shall credit the
same to the fund. The moneys in the fund shall be subject to appropriation by the general assembly
to the department of corrections for the 2004-05 state fiscal year and each fiscal
year thereafter for the purposes of defraying the costs of incarcerating undocumented
criminal aliens sentenced to a term of imprisonment with the department. All investment earnings derived from the deposit and investment of moneys in the
fund shall remain in the fund. Any unexpended and unencumbered moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the fiscal
year shall remain in the fund and shall not be transferred or credited to the general
fund or another fund.
(2) For the purpose of maximizing revenues in the state criminal alien assistance
program cash fund, the governor shall, in connection with an annual request for compensation
to the state for incarcerating undocumented criminal aliens pursuant to the federal
“Immigration and Nationality Act”, 8 U.S.C. sec. 1231(i), submit to the United States attorney general the average per-inmate cost and the
total cost of incarcerating such undocumented criminal aliens for the state fiscal
year for which the request is made.
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