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HB24-1461

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.
Session:
2024 Regular Session
Subject:
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 bill exempts degree or credential earned time from the statutory limit on earned time.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

Status

Introduced
Passed
Became Law

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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