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19-180.43.


19-180.43.
   
   A. Each sheriff shall be paid actual expenses by the county for
   keeping, feeding, and maintaining prisoners, not to exceed the sum of
   Three Dollars and fifty cents ($3.50) per day for each prisoner for
   the first twenty prisoners and Two Dollars ($2.00) per day for each
   additional prisoner. The claim for said expenses shall be filed with
   and approved or disapproved by the board of county commissioners as
   other claims, and the sheriff shall receive no other compensation for
   said services. The sheriff shall file an annual report with the board
   of county commissioners not later than January 15 of each year. The
   State Auditor and Inspector shall conduct an audit of the report as on
   other public records of the county.
   
   B. Each county sheriff may contract with the Department of Justice of
   the United States of America, the Department of Corrections, or any
   municipality of this state for the feeding, care, housing, and upkeep
   of federal, state, or municipal prisoners, or alien detainees
   incarcerated in the county jail. Any funds received pursuant to said
   contract shall be the funds of the county where the federal, state, or
   municipal prisoners, or alien detainees are incarcerated and shall be
   deposited in a separate revolving fund with the county treasurer. All
   purchases made pursuant to the provisions of this subsection shall be
   made pursuant to the purchasing procedures specified in Sections 1500
   through 1505 of this title, including the use of blanket purchase
   orders as provided for in Section 310.8 of Title 62 of the Oklahoma
   Statutes. The sheriff shall be permitted to expend any surplus in the
   revolving fund for administering expenses for salaries, training,
   equipment, or travel, or for capital expenditures.
   
   The claim for said expenses shall be filed with and allowed by the
   board of county commissioners as other claims. The sheriff shall
   receive no compensation for said services. The sheriff shall file an
   annual report with the board of county commissioners not later than
   January 15 of each year. The State Auditor and Inspector shall conduct
   an audit of the report as on other public records of the county.
   
   C. In lieu of the travel reimbursement or monthly travel allowance
   provided for by law, the board of county commissioners may purchase
   and provide for the operation, maintenance, insurance, equipping, and
   repair of an automobile for each county commissioner to be used in
   performing the duties of his office. In lieu of the travel
   reimbursement or monthly travel allowance provided for by law, the
   board of county commissioners, with the concurrence of the county
   sheriff, may purchase and provide for the operation, maintenance,
   insurance, equipping, and repair of automobiles for the use of the
   sheriff in performing the duties of his office. Any automobile
   purchased pursuant to the authority granted in this section shall be
   purchased by competitive bids. The use of any said automobile for
   private or personal purposes is hereby prohibited. In any county
   having a population of at least three hundred fifty thousand
   (350,000), where it is determined by the sheriff to be more economical
   and advantageous to the county, the sheriff may establish a monthly
   automobile allowance of not more than Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00)
   per month in lieu of the mileage per mile for in-county driving as
   authorized in this section. Any travel reimbursement other than
   in-county driving as provided for in this section shall be for actual
   and necessary expenses as provided for in the State Travel
   Reimbursement Act, Section 500.1 et seq. of Title 74 of the Oklahoma
   Statutes. Any person violating the provisions of this subsection, upon
   conviction, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by
   a fine of not more than One Hundred Dollars ($100.00) or by
   imprisonment in the county jail for not more than thirty (30) days, or
   by both said fine and imprisonment, and in addition thereto shall be
   discharged from county employment.
   
   D. The State of Oklahoma hereby declares and states that the increased
   number of persons impersonating law enforcement officers by making
   routine traffic stops while using unmarked cars is a threat to the
   public health and safety of all of the citizens of the State of
   Oklahoma; therefore it shall be unlawful for any county sheriff,
   deputy sheriff or reserve deputy sheriff to use any vehicle which is
   not clearly marked as a law enforcement vehicle for routine traffic
   enforcement as provided in Section 12-218 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma
   Statutes. In addition to Section 12-218 of Title 47 of the Oklahoma
   Statutes, the peace officer operating the law enforcement vehicle for
   routine traffic stops shall be dressed in the official uniform
   including shoulder patches, badge, and any other identifying insignias
   normally used by the employing law enforcement agency.
   
   E. Each county sheriff may operate, or contract the operation of, a
   commissary for the benefit of persons lawfully confined in the county
   jail under the custody of the county sheriff. Any funds received
   pursuant to said operations shall be the funds of the county where the
   persons are incarcerated and shall be deposited in the Sheriff's
   Commissary Account. The sheriff shall be permitted to expend the funds
   to improve or provide jail services. The sheriff shall be permitted to
   expend any surplus in the Sheriff's Commissary Account for
   administering expenses for training equipment, travel or for capital
   expenditures. The claims for expenses shall be filed with and allowed
   by the board of county commissioners in the same manner as other
   claims. The sheriff shall receive no compensation for the operation of
   said commissary. The sheriff shall file an annual report on any said
   commissary under his or her operation no later than January 15 of each
   year. The State Auditor and Inspector shall conduct an audit of the
   report in the same manner as other public records of the county.
   Nothing in this subsection shall circumvent the provisions of Section
   73 of Title 7 of the Oklahoma Statutes.
   
   F. Each county sheriff may operate, or contract the operation of, a
   telephone system for the benefit of persons lawfully confined in the
   county jail under the custody of the county sheriff. Any funds
   received pursuant to said operations shall be the funds of the county
   where the persons are incarcerated and shall be deposited in the
   Sheriff's Service Fee Account. Such funds may be expended according to
   the guidelines previously established for expenditures from the
   general fund. The claims for expenses shall be filed with and allowed
   by the board of county commissioners in the same manner as other
   claims.
   

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