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...]

Sentencing after probation revocation

The Senate Committee on Corrections and Criminal Law heard Sen. Head’s SB 319 on sentencing after probation revocation removing the statutory provision requiring the commission of a new criminal offense from the probation revocation statute concerning Level 6 offenses. … [Read more...]

Regional holding facility

The House Courts & Criminal Code Committee heard Rep. Frye’s HB 1065 on creating a regional holding facility. The bill provides that a county sheriff may contract with the Department of Correction (DOC) to transfer a confined jail offender from a county jail to a … [Read more...]

Commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC

The House Courts & Criminal Code Committee heard HB 1078 on commitment of Level 6 offenders to DOC by Rep. Steuerwald. This bill provides that a court may commit a person convicted of a Level 6 felony to the Department of Correction (DOC) if the person is a violent … [Read more...]

Victim notification

S.E.A. 239, P.L. 55 Effective: July 1, 2017 Provides that if the discharge or release date of an offender is changed during the 40-day notification period before an offender's planned discharge or release, the Department of Correction shall notify the victim as soon … [Read more...]