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SB18-017: Determinate Sentence For Indeterminate Sex Offense

Criminal Legal Reform
Bill Number: SB18-017
Year: 2018
ACLU Position: Support
Sponsors: K. Lundberg


Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Interim Study
Committee. 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 (02/12/2018
Introduced In Senate - Assigned to Judiciary (01/10/2018)

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