SB 896
Modifies provisions relating to probation and parole for certain offenders
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LR Number:
3935S.01I
Last Action:
1/27/2022 - 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 896 - Under current law, a term of probation for a misdemeanor offense shall remain conditional and subject to revocation for a term not less than six months and not to exceed two years. This act modifies this provision that such term shall not exceed 18 months and shall also include terms of probation for municipal ordinance violations.

Additionally, under current law, the circuit and associate circuit courts may contract with private entities to provide drug and alcohol screening for misdemeanor offenders on parole. This act provides that no client of these private entities shall be required to submit to an alcohol or drug test unless the client is on probation for an offense that involved either alcohol or a controlled substance or unless ordered by the judge for good cause shown.

This act is identical to HB 80 (2019).

MARY GRACE PRINGLE

Amendments

No Amendments Found.