The working group shall develop a definition of "recidivism" no later than January 15, 2025. The definition must include:
- A clearly defined measurement point to begin tracking recidivism;
- A clear description of the cohort to be tracked;
- That the recidivism event is a new deferred agreement or adjudication or conviction for a felony or misdemeanor offense, including "Victim Rights Act" crimes; and
- A clearly defined time period during which an event is considered a recidivism event, consistent with best practices for measuring recidivism.
Each state entity that collects data or reports on recidivism in any report issued by the entity shall begin using the working group's definition on July 1, 2025.
(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)