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Exemption for College Program Completion Earned Time

Concerning an exemption from the limit on earned time for earned time awarded to nonviolent offenders who complete an accredited higher education program.
2024 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Under existing law, the department of corrections may, for an inmate who was sentenced for a nonviolent felony offense, deduct earned time from the inmate's sentence for each accredited degree or other credential awarded by an institution of higher education to the inmate while the inmate is incarcerated or on parole (degree or credential earned time). The act exempts degree or credential earned time from the statutory limit on earned time.

APPROVED by Governor June 5, 2024

EFFECTIVE August 7, 2024
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    06/05/2024 Signed Act PDF
    05/23/2024 Final Act PDF
    05/03/2024 Rerevised PDF
    05/02/2024 Revised PDF
    04/26/2024 Reengrossed PDF
    04/25/2024 Engrossed PDF
    04/19/2024 Introduced PDF

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