SB 46 - This act requires any person who pleads guilty to or is found guilty of a felony on or after August 28, 2009, to serve a minimum prison term of eighty-five percent of his or her sentence.
Nothing in this act shall prohibit the court from ordering a defendant to participate and complete substance abuse or mental health treatment as an alternative to serving a term of imprisonment and, upon successful completion of the treatment program, from having the defendant's charges, petition, or penalty dismissed, reduced, or modified. However, if such defendant fails to complete the treatment ordered by the court and the court requires such defendant to serve his or her sentence, such person shall serve eighty-five percent of such sentence. Nothing in this act shall prohibit the court from making an authorized disposition of the defendant, including sentencing the defendant to serve a prison term or pay a fine, suspend the imposition of the sentence, or pronounce the sentence and suspend its execution.
SUSAN HENDERSON MOORE