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SB17-087

Determinate Sentence For Indeterminate Sex Offense

Concerning granting judicial discretion to sentence a defendant to an indeterminate or determinate sentence for a sexual offense, and, in connection therewith, requiring the criteria and basis for the sentencing decision to be articulated on the public record.
Session:
2017 Regular Session

Currently, a court is required to sentence certain sex offenders to an indeterminate sentence that is a maximum of the sex offender's life.

The bill allows the court to choose either the indeterminate sentence or a determinate sentence in those cases. The bill addresses the factors related to punishment and treatment that a court must consider when deciding between an indeterminate or a determinate sentence. The court must specify its reasons on the record for choosing either a determinate or an indeterminate sentence.


(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)

Status

Introduced
Lost

Bill Text

Sponsors

Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. I. Aguilar,

Sponsor

Sen. L. Guzman, Sen. D. Kagan, Sen. K. Lundberg, Sen. M. Merrifield,

Co-sponsor