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HB17-1268 Change Maximum Criminal Penalty One Year To 364 Days

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: HB17-1268
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Active Support
Sponsors: L. Herod (D)/D. Coram (R)


Under current law, the maximum jail sentence for a class 2 misdemeanor, misdemeanors without a fixed statutory penalty, and municipal ordinance violations is one year. The bill changes the maximum jail sentence to 364 days.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on State, Veterans, & Military Affairs Postpone Indefinitely (05/03/2017)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to State, Veterans, & Military Affairs (04/28/2017)
House Second Reading Laid Over Daily - No Amendments (04/25/2017)
Introduced In House - Assigned to Judiciary (03/16/2017)

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