S.B. 532 amends a criminal procedure law dealing with post-release supervision to provide that an offender convicted of more than one offense shall be required to serve the longest period of post-release supervision available for any crime for which there was a conviction. Current law provides that the post-release supervision time required shall be for the crime with the highest severity level.
The bill was supported by the Department of Corrections which noted that a 60-month post-release period is provided for persons whose crime involved sexual violence or was sexually motivated. It is possible for an inmate under the current law who has been convicted of a sexually motivated offense as well as another higher severity level crime to be given a 36-month period of post-release supervision since this amount of time is provided for the higher severity level crimes not 60 months.
The bill has no fiscal impact.
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