SB 720 Requires defendants in counties with prisons that have average populations of 1,000 or more to follow certain procedures for obtaining a change in venue
Sponsor: Kehoe
LR Number: 5230S.01I Fiscal Note not available
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/2/2012 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S195
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Effective Date: August 28, 2012

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SB 720 - Under current law, a criminal defendant whose case is filed in a county with prisons that have an annual average population of more than 2,000 prisoners must follow certain procedures to obtain a change of venue.

This act reduces the population threshold, so that defendants in counties with prisons that have annual populations in excess of 1,000 prisoners must follow the specified venue change procedures.

MEGHAN LUECKE