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HB 659: Criminal Justice

GENERAL BILL by Alexander

Criminal Justice; Requires defendant sentenced for primary offense of possession of controlled substance committed on or after specified date to be sentenced to nonstate prison sanction unless court makes specified written findings; authorizes motion to depart from mandatory minimum term if offense is committed on or after specified date; revises principle of Criminal Punishment Code relating to minimum term of imprisonment; revises incentive gain-time provisions; provides that inmates convicted of noncapital offenses & sentenced to life qualify for conditional release under certain conditions.

Effective Date: 10/1/2018
Last Action: 3/10/2018 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
11/14/2017 House • Filed
11/27/2017 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 59
1/9/2018 House • Introduced -HJ 59
3/10/2018 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee