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Inmates - Life Imprisonment - Parole Reform

Sponsored by:

Delegate Queen


In the Senate - First Reading Judicial Proceedings

Synopsis:Repealing specified provisions that provide that inmates serving a term of life imprisonment may be paroled only with the Governor's approval, subject to specified provisions, requiring specified parole decisions to be transmitted to the Governor under specified circumstances, authorizing the Governor to disapprove specified parole decisions in a specified manner, providing that if the Governor does not disapprove a specified parole decision in a specified manner within a specified time period, the decision becomes effective; etc.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:Delegates Queen, Anderson, Branch, Conaway, Glenn, Luedtke, Moon, Oaks, Proctor, Sanchez, Sydnor, and West
Additional Facts:Cross-filed with: SB0694
Introduced in a prior session as: HB0882 Session: 2016 Regular Session
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): October 1, 2017
Judiciary  View Committee HearingJudicial Proceedings
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Procedure
Narrow Subject(s):Governor
Parole and Probation
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Statutes:Article - Correctional Services
(4-305, 7-301)

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November 28, 2017 1:02 P.M.