Reentry planning; Department of Corrections to develop & implement comprehensive plan. (SB200)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Reentry planning. Requires the Department of Corrections to develop and implement a comprehensive reentry plan for each person committed to the supervision of the Department, at the time of commitment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 083123304
01/07/2008Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/18/2008Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2008Committee substitute printed 085691304-S1
01/21/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2008Read second time
01/22/2008Reading of substitute waived
01/22/2008Committee substitute agreed to 085691304-S1
01/22/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB200S1
01/23/2008Passed by for the day
01/24/2008Passed by for the day
01/25/2008Passed by for the day
01/28/2008Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/20/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB200S1)
02/22/2008Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (21-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008Read second time
02/26/2008Read third time
02/26/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB200ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB200ER)
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 402 (effective 7/1/08)
03/14/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0402)


Judy Smith writes:

Please realize that there are people who served jail time only years and years ago who need help, too. See Del Joe Johnson for a copy of research I gave him and a request for expungement
legislation to help these people immediately and the ones addressed in this bill in time. The current bill will not help these people. I am referring to bright people who were offenders several years to decades ago who have college degrees, have not been repeat offenders, and who are barred from professional jobs due to licensing being denied, who cannot have public housing/rental appl. approved, who cannot receive any govt. benefits or college loans, who are, in essence, put out on the street for life.
This population is the most needy population in America. Please be sure Sen. Puller reads this comment. And, please be sure the information I gave to Del. Joe Johnson is provided to her. This is my second year to ask someone among our elected officials to address this issue. Thank you.