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Change Maximum Criminal Penalty One Year To 364 Days

Concerning changing the maximum jail sentence for certain crimes from one year to three hundred sixty-four days.
2019 Regular Session
Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement
Bill Summary

Criminal sentencing - misdemeanors and municipal violations - change maximum penalty from one year to 364 days. Under current law, the maximum sentence for a class 2 misdemeanor, level 2 drug misdemeanor, a misdemeanor without a fixed statutory penalty, and a municipal ordinance violation is one year. The act changes the maximum sentence to 364 days.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)


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Bill Text

  • All Versions (7 )
    Date Bill Type Documents
    03/28/2019 Signed Act PDF
    03/19/2019 Final Act PDF
    03/08/2019 Rerevised PDF
    03/07/2019 Revised PDF
    02/19/2019 Reengrossed PDF
    02/15/2019 Engrossed PDF
    01/29/2019 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