SB 537 Requires courts to explain certain consequences of pleading guilty before such a plea may be accepted
Sponsor: Chappelle-Nadal
LR Number: 2100S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 3/9/2017 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S455
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 537 - This act prohibits a defendant from pleading guilty, and a court from accepting a defendant's plea of guilty, until the court has explained to the defendant certain consequences of pleading guilty.

This act is identical to SB 497 (2017) and HB 699 (2017).