SB 16 Eliminates mandatory minimum sentencing for certain felons
Sponsor: Coleman
LR Number: 0126S.01I Fiscal Note: 0126-01
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/7/2005 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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SB 16 - This act eliminates the mandatory minimum sentences for those convicted of a felony, except dangerous felons. The act states that a felon must serve a sentence imposed by a judge, but the Board of Probation and Parole will have discretion to review the sentence and release the offender before the completion of the sentence.

Those offenders sentenced under the mandatory minimum sentencing statutes before August 28, 2005, shall have his or her sentence reviewed by the Board. The Board shall have discretion to release such an offender before the end of his or her sentence.

This act is similar to SB 1348 (2004).

SUSAN HENDERSON