HB17-1056 - Criminal Sentencing Community Service Veterans Organizations

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning the eligibility of a veterans' service organization to accept public service assignments offered in connection with misdemeanor sentencing.

Currently, only an organization that is exempt from taxation under section 501 (c)(3) of the federal internal revenue code (tax code) may accept services offered through a program of community or useful public service operated by a county court, probation department, county sheriff, or other local governmental entity in connection with sentencing for specified misdemeanors. Veterans' service organizations may be organized under other provisions of the tax code such as section 501 (c)(4) or 501 (c)(19).

The bill expands the criteria for organizations that may accept community or useful public service assignments to include veterans' service organizations organized under 501 (c)(4) or 501 (c)(19) of the tax code, and specifies that the court or other entity making the assignment retains discretion to determine which organizations may be included in its program of community or useful public service.

Section 1 amends the statute dealing with misdemeanor sentencing generally.

Sections 2 and 3 insert analogous provisions into the statutes dealing specifically with sentencing of persons convicted of drug offenses and alcohol-related driving offenses, respectively.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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Latest update: March 20, 2017
03/20/2017 - Governor Signed
03/14/2017 - Sent to the Governor
03/14/2017 - Signed by the President of the Senate
03/10/2017 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
03/06/2017 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
03/03/2017 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
03/01/2017 - Senate Committee on Judiciary Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
02/03/2017 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary
02/02/2017 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
02/01/2017 - House Second Reading Passed with Amendments - Committee
01/31/2017 - House Second Reading Laid Over to 02/01/2017 - No Amendments
01/26/2017 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/11/2017 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary