SB 400 Establishes a process for the parole of elderly offenders
Sponsor: Hegeman
LR Number: 1776S.01I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 2/13/2017 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page: S253
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2017

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Current Bill Summary

SB 400 - This act requires any incarcerated offender 65 years of age or older who has no prior felony convictions of a violent nature, is not a convicted sex offender, and is serving a sentence of life without parole for a minimum of 50 years or more to receive a parole hearing upon serving 30 years or more of his or her sentence. The Board of Probation and Parole within the Department of Corrections must determine whether there is a reasonable probability that the offender will live and remain at liberty without violation of law upon release and is eligible for release based upon a finding that the offender meets certain specified criteria. Any offender who is not granted parole under these provisions will be eligible for reconsideration every two years until a presumptive release date is established.

This act is similar to HB 726 (2017), HB 1963 (2016), and HB 344 (2015).