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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.
2018 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Interim Study Committee. 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.)



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Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Sen. K. Lundberg