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Criminal Law - Violent Offenders - Penalties (Accountability for Violent Criminals Act of 2018)

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In the Senate - Hearing 1/30 at 1:00 p.m.

Synopsis:Increasing the amount of time a certain inmate who is sentenced to life imprisonment must serve before parole eligibility; eliminating parole eligibility for certain violent offenders under certain circumstances; restricting a court from ordering a certain substance use evaluation and commitment for a certain defendant charged with, convicted of, or serving a sentence for a crime of violence under certain circumstances; and making the provisions of the Act severable.
Analysis:Fiscal and Policy Note
All Sponsors:The President (By Request - Administration) and Senators Bates, Cassilly, Eckardt, Hershey, Hough, Jennings, Norman, Ready, Reilly, Salling, Serafini, and Waugh
Additional Facts:Bill is an Emergency Bill
Cross-filed with: HB0100
Bill File Type: Regular
Effective Date(s): Upon Enactment
By Request of the Governor
Judicial Proceedings  View Committee Hearing
Broad Subject(s):Criminal Law - Substantive Crimes
Narrow Subject(s):Courts -see also- Circuit; Appeals; District; Orphans'; etc.
Crimes and Punishments -see also- Penalties and Sentnc; etc.
Emergency Bills
Parole and Probation
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Substance Abuse
Violence -see also- Domestic Violence; Harassment; Threats
Statutes:Article - Correctional Services
Article - Criminal Law
Article - Health - General
(8-505, 8-506, 8-507)

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January 31, 2018 11:49 A.M.