SB 194
Modifies provisions relating to sentencing and crime victims' rights
LR Number:
Last Action:
5/13/2005 - H Calendar S Bills for Third Reading
Journal Page:
HCS SB 194
Calendar Position:
Effective Date:
August 28, 2005

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).