Bill Status of HB3214 101st General Assembly
Short Description: CD CORR-PAROLE-LIFE IMPRISON
Rep. Rita Mayfield
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that notwithstanding to the contrary any provision of the Code, post-conviction hearing provisions under the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963, habeas corpus hearing provisions under the Code of Civil Procedure, or the relief from judgment provisions of the Code of Civil Procedure, a person serving a term of imprisonment in a Department of Corrections facility is eligible for parole and a parole hearing if he or she has served the greater of: (1) a term of imprisonment of at least 20 years; (2) 25% of his or her sentence; or (3) the minimum term of imprisonment for the most serious offense for which the person was convicted. Provides that a person serving a term of natural life imprisonment shall be eligible for parole and a parole hearing after at least 20 years imprisonment. Provides that a person seeking early release under this provision may petition the Prisoner Review Board in the same manner as a person eligible for parole under the Code and the parole hearing shall be conducted as otherwise provided in the Parole Article of the Code and the Open Parole Hearings Act unless otherwise provided in this provision. Provides for offenses excluded from this provision. Provides that nothing in the amendatory Act guarantees parole. Provides that it only guarantees the opportunity of the committed person to present evidence at his or her parole hearing to demonstrate the committed person's rehabilitation before the Prisoner Review Board and to seek parole.