HB18-1410

HB18-1410 - Prison Population Management Measures

Passed/Signed into Law
Concerning measures to address prison population increases.

The bill requires the department of corrections (department) to track the prison bed vacancy rate in both correctional facilities and state-funded private contract prison beds on a monthly basis. If the vacancy rate falls below 2% for 30 consecutive days, the department shall notify the governor, the joint budget committee, the parole board, each elected district attorney, the chief judge of each judicial district, the state public defender, and the office of community corrections in the department of public safety (office of community corrections). The department shall notify the governor, the joint budget committee, the parole board, each elected district attorney, the chief judge of each judicial district, the state public defender, and the office of community corrections once the vacancy rate exceeds 3% for 30 consecutive days.

When the vacancy rate falls below 2% for 30 consecutive days, the department may:

 

  • Request the office of community corrections to provide the department with information regarding the location and nature of any unutilized community corrections beds;
  • Request the parole board review a list of inmates who are within 90 days of their mandatory release date, have an approved parole plan, and do not require full board review or victim notification. The parole board must hold a file review for the inmates on the list within 10 days after the receipt of the list.
  • Coordinate with the parole board to review the list of inmates who have satisfied conditions for conditional release verified by the department of corrections, do not require full board review or victim notification, and have satisfied the condition or conditions required for parole. The parole board must hold a file review for the inmates on the list within 10 days of the receipt of the list.
    (Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)

     

House Committees

Senate Committees

Latest update: June 6, 2018
06/06/2018 - Governor Signed
05/18/2018 - Sent to the Governor
05/18/2018 - Signed by the President of the Senate
05/17/2018 - Signed by the Speaker of the House
05/04/2018 - Senate Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
05/03/2018 - Senate Second Reading Special Order - Passed - No Amendments
05/02/2018 - Senate Committee on Finance Refer Unamended - Consent Calendar to Senate Committee of the Whole
04/30/2018 - Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Finance
04/30/2018 - House Third Reading Passed - No Amendments
04/27/2018 - House Second Reading Special Order - Passed with Amendments - Committee
04/26/2018 - House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
04/20/2018 - Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary