SB 177 Makes offenders who owe court costs or restitution, or have not fulfilled certain other conditions, ineligible for early release for earned compliance credits
Sponsor: Dixon
LR Number: 0662S.02C Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 5/12/2017 - Informal Calendar S Bills for Perfection--SB 177-Dixon, with SCS Journal Page:
Title: SCS SB 177 Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SCS/SB 177 - Under current law, the Division of Probation and Parole may issue earned compliance credits to qualifying offenders. These offenders are eligible for reduced terms of probation, parole, or conditional release. The offenders are eligible for early release regardless of the status of unpaid court costs and certain other conditions of probation, parole, and conditional release.

This act provides that no offender who owes unpaid court costs or restitution shall be eligible for early release under the earned compliance credit program. Additionally, no offender with any other unfulfilled condition of their probation, parole, or conditional release shall be eligible for early release under the earned compliance credit program unless specifically authorized by the court, and the application of credits shall be suspended while the offender is entered into a drug court, DWI court, veteran's court, or other treatment court.

This act is similar to HB 595 (2017).