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SB 371 - Amends the State Prison System - Key Vote

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Legislation - Concurrence Vote Passed (Senate) (34-0) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) (81-17) - (Key vote)

Title: Amends the State Prison System

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends the state prison system.

Highlights:
  • Authorizes a circuit court judge to replace 180 days of a sentence of incarceration with a supervised treatment program for substance abuse under the following circumstances, applicable to offenses committed on or after July 1, 2013 (Chapter 28, Art. 5, Sec. 27):
    • The offense committed was not a felony crime of violence against a person;
    • The offense committed was not a felony offense where the victim was a minor child; or
    • The offense committed was not a felony offense involving the use of a firearm.
  • Requires an individual convicted of the following offenses to deduct 1 year of good time and undergo mandatory post-release supervision, applicable to offenses committed on or after July 1, 2013 (Chapter 28, Art. 5, Sec. 27):
    • The offense committed was a felony crime of violence against a person;
    • The offense committed was a felony offense where the victim was a minor child; or
    • The offense committed was a felony offense involving the use of a firearm.
  • Authorizes a circuit court judge to replace a sentence of incarceration with a supervised substance abuse treatment program under the following circumstances, effective January 1, 2014 (Chapter 62, Art. 15, Sec. 6a):
    • The offense committed was not a felony crime of violence against a person;
    • The offense committed was not a felony offense where the victim was a minor child; 
    • The offense committed was not a felony offense involving the use of a firearm; and 
    • The individual’s standard risk and assessment indicates the individual has a high risk of reoffending and a need for substance abuse treatment.
  • Requires all circuit courts to participate in a drug court or regional drug court beginning July 1, 2016 (Chapter 62, Art. 15, Sec. 4). 
Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (33-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Amends the State Prison System

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