Criminal law issues

S.E.A. 519, P.L. 191 Effective: July 1, 2019; §2 effective May 2, 2019 Allows certain individuals who commit an offense in a penal facility to be sentenced to the Department of Correction. Urges the legislative council to assign an appropriate study committee to … [Read more...]

Regional holding facility

H.E.A. 1065, P.L. 239 Effective May 5, 2019 Provides that a "regional holding facility" is an existing facility that is currently established and operated by the department of correction (department) that offers mental health and substance abuse treatment, … [Read more...]

Commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC

H.E.A. 1078, P.L. 240 Effective: July 1, 2019 Provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony to the department of correction (DOC) if: (1) the person is a violent offender; or (2) the person has two prior unrelated felony convictions. These … [Read more...]

Community corrections and credit time

H.E.A. 1080, P.L. 26 Effective: April 10, 2019 Provides that the department of correction may adopt emergency rules concerning the deprivation of earned good time credit for a person who is placed in a community corrections program. Makes a technical … [Read more...]

Commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1078 sponsored by Sen. M. Young regarding the commitment of Level 6 offenders to the DOC. This bill provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony to the department of correction if … [Read more...]

Community corrections and credit time

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard HB 1080, sponsored by Sen. M. Young, regarding community corrections and credit time. The bill provides that the Department of Correction may adopt emergency rules concerning the deprivation of earned good time … [Read more...]

License reinstatement fee reduction

            The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Taylor’s SB 210 on the license reinstatement fee reduction reducing the driver's license reinstatement fee to: (1) $25 for a first suspension; (2) $50 for a second suspension; and (3) $100 for a … [Read more...]