SB 995
Modifies provisions relating to parole eligibility
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LR Number:
4092S.01I
Last Action:
2/24/2022 - 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 995 - 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 65 years of age or older; and

• Has no felony convictions for the offense of murder in the first degree.

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 plan, and has a risk factor and mental health score as provided in the act.

Any offender released under this act shall be subject to a minimum of five years of supervision by the board. If the board does not grant parole to an offender who qualifies under this act, the offender shall be eligible for a parole reconsideration hearing every two years until a presumptive release date is established.

This act is identical to HB 1078 (2019).

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Amendments

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