20-HB2339/SB2257 – Hulsey/Crowe

Bill Description

Under this bill, a prisoner, who has served a period of time greater than 50 percent of the term of imprisonment imposed on the prisoner's combined state sentences and has an active detainer commitment to serve a term of imprisonment in another jurisdiction, will be considered for parole to the detainer on the prisoner's combined state sentences in order to begin service of the term of imprisonment in the outside jurisdiction if:
(1) The term of imprisonment in the outside jurisdiction is greater than the period of imprisonment left to serve on the prisoner's combined state sentences; and
(2) The prisoner would be otherwise eligible for parole consideration.

TLRC Position

We support this money-saving idea. It would provide for more co-operation between states. ...We wonder if other states are doing this; sending their prisoners to us …?

TLRC Observed Process

HOUSE CONSTITUTIONAL PROTECTIONS & SENTENCING SUBCOMMITTEE: Voice Vote - Ayes Prevail
HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE: Ayes Prevail Rep(s). Griffey requested to be recorded as voting No
HOUSE FINANCE, WAYS, AND MEANS COMMITTEE: Ayes Prevail Rep(s). Ogles, Windle recorded as voting No
Rec. for pass; to Calendar & Rules Committee 6/15/2020 ...meaning it goes to the floor, but in the meantime,
action is deferred in Senate Judiciary Committee

Vote Result: Committee Only

Score: +5

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