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HB 23 - Requires Juvenile Offenders to Be Eligible for Parole While Serving a Life Sentence - Key Vote

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) -
Signed by Governor Matt Mead
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (30-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (42-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Requires Juvenile Offenders to Be Eligible for Parole While Serving a Life Sentence

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that requires juvenile murder convicts to be eligible for parole after serving 25 years, beginning July 1, 2013.

Highlights:
  • Requires individuals convicted of murder who were under 18 years of age at the time of the offense to be punished by life imprisonment (Sec. 1).
  • Requires individuals sentenced to life imprisonment for an offense committed before they reached the age of 18 to be eligible for parole under the following conditions (Sec. 1):
    • The individual's sentence is commuted by the governor; or 
    • The individual has served 25 years in jail.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Requires Juvenile Offenders to Be Eligible for Parole While Serving a Life Sentence

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