SB 931 - Under current law, incarceration in a Department of Corrections' 120-day program is not considered a prior prison commitment for purposes of a statute requiring extended prison terms for repeat offenders. This act provides that incarceration in a 120-day program is to be considered a prior prison commitment if the offender was in the program as a result of being found guilty of a sexual offense against a child under the age of 17.
Current law provides that offenders found guilty of certain sex offenses must be supervised for life, except the Board of Probation and Parole or the court may terminate the lifetime supervision of an offender who is 65 years old or older. This act provides that the lifetime supervision of offenders who committed their offense against a child under the age of 17 may not be terminated under this provision.
This act prohibits the granting of probation, and the issuance of a suspended imposition of sentence or a suspended execution of sentence, to an offender found guilty of a sex offense against a child under the age of 17.
Under this act, offenders who previously have been found guilty of sex offenses against children under the age of 17 are added to the definitions of "persistent sexual offender" and "predatory sexual offenders". This act specifies the minimum prison terms for those who are considered "predatory sexual offenders" as a result of being found guilty of sex crimes against children under the age of 17.
The provisions of this act take effect January 1, 2017.
This act is identical to HB 2246 (2016).