SB 714
Modifies provisions relating to parole eligibility
LR Number:
Last Action:
1/10/2022 - Second Read and Referred S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2022

Current Bill Summary

SB 714 - This act provides that an offender shall be eligible to receive a parole hearing after serving 30 years or more of his or her sentence if such offender:

• Is incarcerated in a correctional facility after being sentenced by a court;

• Is serving a sentence of life without parole for the offense of first or second degree murder prior to October 1, 1984;

• Is 60 years of age or older;

• Has no felony convictions prior to the conviction for which he or she is currently incarcerated; and

• Is not a convicted sex offender.

During the parole hearing, the parole board shall determine if there is a reasonable probability the offender will not violate the law upon release. If the board determines a reasonable probability exists, the offender shall be eligible for release upon a find that the offender has a record of good conduct while incarcerated, demonstrated self-rehabilitation, developed a workable parole plane, and has a risk factor and mental health score determined appropriate by the board.

Any offender released under this act shall be subject to a minimum of five years of supervision by the board.

This act is substantially similar to SB 995 (2022), HB 2134 (2022), and HB 277 (2021).



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