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HB 302 - Parole Approval - Key Vote

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Legislation - Became Law Without Governor's Signature (Executive) -

Title: Parole Approval

Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (House) (75-65) - (Key vote)

Title: Parole Approval

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with Senate amendments and pass a bill that authorizes the Patuxent Institution Board of Review and the Maryland Parole Commission to grant parole to certain individuals without prior approval of the Governor, effective October 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the Patuxent Institution Board of Review and the Maryland Parole Commission to grant parole to an individual sentenced to life imprisonment who has served at least 25 years without any diminution of his or her sentence, without prior approval of the Governor (Secs. 1 & 2).
  • Authorizes the Governor to disapprove of the decision within 180 days, after which the decision to grant parole becomes effective (Secs. 1 & 2).
  • This act is effective October 1, 2011 (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (31-15) - (Key vote)

Title: Parole Approval

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that authorizes the Patuxent Institution Board of Review and the Maryland Parole Commission to grant parole to certain individuals without prior approval of the Governor, effective October 1, 2011.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the Patuxent Institution Board of Review and the Maryland Parole Commission to grant parole to an individual sentenced to life imprisonment who has served at least 25 years without any diminution of his or her sentence, without prior approval of the Governor (Secs. 1 & 2).
  • Authorizes the Governor to disapprove of the decision within 180 days, after which the decision to grant parole becomes effective (Secs. 1 & 2).
  • This act is effective October 1, 2011 (Sec. 3).
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (74-66) - (Key vote)

Title: Parole Approval

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that allows to governor to grant or deny parole to those with life sentences.

Highlights:
  • Specifies that if the Board of Review or Commission decides to grant parole for a person who has served 25 years of their life sentence, the decision is then transferred to the governor for approval or denial (Sec. 1).
  • Specifies that if after 90 days the governor has not made a decision, the decision of the Board of Review or the Commission will take effect (Sec. 1).
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Parole Approval

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