SOTO AND FEIGENHOLTZ.
CD CORR-PAROLE RISK ASSESSMENT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Requires the Prisoner
Review Board to parole a person eligible for parole and set the time
for parole, if the Board finds the person to be an acceptable risk
through use of specified Parole Release Risk Assessment Instruments.
Provides that if parole is denied, a parole hearing shall be
rescheduled no later than one year from the date of denial of the
parole. Provides for the release of terminally ill prisoners who are
eligible for parole. Establishes a Parole Oversight Committee to
review parole decisions of the Prisoner Review Board and to have the
authority to reverse parole decisions of the Board that are contrary
to law. Limits the parole period of parolees who were sentenced under
the law in effect before January 1, 1973 to the period of parole for
persons sentenced under the law in effect after that date. Prohibits
the use by the Prisoner Review Board of statements submitted by the
State's Attorney at the sentencing hearing in making parole
decisions. Effective July 1, 2001.
FISCAL NOTE, (Prisoner Review Board)
The fiscal impact for HB 29 is unknown.
CORRECTIONAL NOTE (Department of Corrections)
This legislation would have minimal impact on the prison
population. There may be some cost savings but the exact
amount of savings cannot be determined.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes everything. Reinserts the provisions of the bill except:
(1) eliminates from the bill, the Parole Oversight Committee; (2)
provides that parole hearings shall be conducted by a panel of 3
members of the Prisoner Review Board and decisions made by a panel of
3 members (rather than at least 5 members); and (3) eliminates from
the bill the prohibition on the use by the Prisoner Review Board of
statements submitted by the State's Attorney at the sentencing hearing
in making parole decisions. Effective July 1, 2001.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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