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SB17-010: Revise Habitual Criminal Statute

Criminal Justice
Bill Number: SB17-010
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Active Support
Sponsors: D. Kagan

Description:

Current law provides that, with certain exceptions, every person
convicted of any class 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 felony or level 1, 2, or 3 drug felony
who, within 10 years of the date of the commission of the felony, has
been twice previously convicted of a felony or a crime which, if
committed within this state, would be a felony is an habitual criminal and
shall receive an aggravated sentence. The bill states that:
• A conviction for any class 4, 5, or 6 felony may not be used
for the purpose of adjudicating a person as an habitual
criminal unless the conviction was for a crime of violence;
and
• A conviction for any level 2, 3, or 4 drug felony may not be
used for the purpose of adjudicating a person as an habitual
criminal.


Current Status:

Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/01/2017)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/11/2017)



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