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SB17-087: Determinate Sentence For Indeterminate Sex Offense

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB17-087
Year: 2017
ACLU Position: Active Support
Sponsors: I. Aguilar


Currently, a court is required to sentence certain sex offenders to
an indeterminate sentence that is a maximum of the sex offender’s life.
The bill allows the court to choose either the indeterminate sentence or a
determinate sentence in those cases. The bill addresses the factors related
to punishment and treatment that a court must consider when deciding
between an indeterminate or a determinate sentence. The court must
specify its reasons on the record for choosing either a determinate or an
indeterminate sentence.

Current Status:

Senate Committee on Judiciary Postpone Indefinitely (02/22/2017)
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/18/2017)

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