Parole Board; establishes a Parole Guidelines Review Panel. (SB249)

Introduced By

Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Parole Board; eligibility guidelines. Establishes a Parole Guidelines Review Panel, composed of six legislative members and 12 nonlegislative citizen members to review quadrennially the adequacy of guidelines for the determination of parole release by considering current research data on the risks of recidivism, the expectations of sentencing courts at the time parole-eligible sentences were imposed, the expectations for parole on certain sentences prior to the abolishment of parole, and any other resources it deems relevant to such review. This bill also makes other changes to the parole guidelines, such as requiring the Parole Board to include an analytical scale to assess risk, not requiring technical parole violators to serve the minimum six-month sentence, specifying that a person must have been at liberty between felony offenses of murder, rape, or robbery by the presenting of firearms or other deadly weapons in order for them to be separate offenses, not allowing the nature of the offense to be considered in determining eligibility for parole, except as provided in the analytical scale, and allowing the use of videoconferencing in parole interviews. Read the Bill »

Status

02/03/2006: Failed to Pass in Committee

History

DateAction
01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066690828
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/03/2006Continued to 2007 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)