SB 194 Modifies provisions relating to sentencing and crime victims' rights
Sponsor: Engler
LR Number: 1018L.02C Fiscal Note: 1018-02
Committee: Judiciary and Civil & Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/13/2005 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading Journal Page:
Title: HCS SB 194 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2005

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Current Bill Summary

HCS/SB 194 - This act repeals a provision that allows first-time, nonviolent Class C or Class D felony offenders to petition the court for early release after serving 120 days of their sentence. Currently, crime victims and witnesses are required to be notified when a parole or release hearing is scheduled and when the Board of Probation and Parole makes a decision to release an offender. The act specifies that notice must also be given to crime victims and witnesses when an offender petitions for early release after the completion of a drug and alcohol treatment program, as well as when the circuit court releases an offender after the completion of a treatment program.

Certain provisions of this act are similar to certain provisions in CCS/SS/SCS/HCS/HB 353 (2005).