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AB 136 - Governing Credits for Offenders - Key Vote

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Legislation - Vetoed (Executive) -

Title: Governing Credits for Offenders

Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (Senate) (11-10) - (Key vote)

Title: Governing Credits for Offenders

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that revises provisions governing credits for offenders convicted of non-violent category B felonies.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes the Department of Corrections to award credits to incarcerated individuals, or individuals that are on parole, for the following educational achievements (Sec. 1):
    • 60 days of credit for earning an educational development certificate;
    • 90 days of credit for earning a high school diploma; and
    • 120 days of credit for individuals who earn their first associate degree.
  • Requires that credits must be deducted from the maximum term imposed by the sentence and apply to eligibility for parole, unless the offender's sentence specifies a minimum amount of time that must be served before the person can become eligible for parole (Sec. 1).
  • Exempts persons convicted of the following crimes from being eligible to receive credits pursuant to this act (Sec. 1):
    • Any felony involving the use of force or violence against the victim;
    • Any sexual offense that is punishable as a felony; or
    • Any Category A felony.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE RECONSIDERS A PREVIOUS VOTE.

Legislation - Bill Failed With Amendment (Senate) (10-11) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (33-9) -
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Governing Credits for Offenders

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