SB 1194: Criminal Justice
GENERAL BILL by Rouson
Criminal Justice; Requiring a defendant who is sentenced for a primary offense of possession of a controlled substance committed on or after a specified date to be sentenced to a nonstate prison sanction under certain circumstances unless the court makes specified written findings; authorizing a defendant to move the sentencing court to depart from a mandatory minimum term of imprisonment or a mandatory fine if the offense is committed on or after a specified date; revising a principle of the Criminal Punishment Code relating to a prisoner’s required minimum term of imprisonment; revising the incentive gain-time that the Department of Corrections may grant a prisoner for offenses committed on or after a specified date; providing that persons convicted of a noncapital offense and sentenced for a term of life qualify for conditional release, subject to certain terms and conditions, etc.
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