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Remove Governor Approval Parole Juvenile Offender

Concerning removing the governor's approval requirement in early parole decisions for participants in a specialized program for offenders who committed an offense when under twenty-one years of age.
2024 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Current law creates a specialized program (program) for offenders who were sentenced to an adult prison for certain felony offenses committed while the offender was under 21 years of age. Current law permits an offender who successfully completes the program to apply to the governor for early parole, which the governor may grant under certain conditions. Current law requires the state board of parole to review the application, conduct a hearing, and make a recommendation to the governor concerning whether early parole should be granted. The bill removes the requirement for the governor's approval of an early parole application by an offender who completes the program and instead gives the parole board the authority to grant early parole.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)




Bill Text

The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details