HB15-1042 - Presentence Reports By Probation Officers

Concerning Requiring Presentence Reports To Include Information Concerning The Amount Of Time A Defendant Is Expected To Actually Spend In Incarceration.

Under current law, following the return of a verdict of guilty of a felony other than a class 1 felony, or following a finding of guilt on such a charge where the issues were tried to the court, or following a plea of guilty or nolo contendere to such a charge, or upon order of the court in any misdemeanor conviction, a probation officer must make an investigation and written report to the court before the imposition of sentence.

The bill requires that, if a defendant is eligible to receive a sentence to the department of corrections, the presentence report must include a statement concerning the estimated amount of time that the defendant is expected to actually spend in incarceration, including consideration of certain potentially sentence-reducing factors.

House Committees

Latest update: February 26, 2015
02/26/2015 House Second Reading Laid Over to 03/04/2015 - No Amendments
02/24/2015 House Committee on Judiciary Refer Amended to House Committee of the Whole
01/07/2015 Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary