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Geriatric, terminally ill, etc., prisoners; conditional release.

In House

Latest Action: Feb. 18, 2020
House: Placed on Calendar

Chief Patron:
John Bell (D)

2020 Regular Session


As introduced. Conditional release of geriatric, terminally ill, or permanently physically disabled prisoners.

Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill or permanently physically disabled is eligible for consideration by the Parole Board for conditional release. The bill also provides that any person serving such sentence (i) who is 65 years or age or older and has served at least five years of the sentence imposed or (ii) who is 60 years of age or older and has served at least 10 years of the sentenced imposed is eligible for consideration by the Parole Board for conditional release without the need to petition the Parole Board. (Less)
  • Bill History

  • 01/07/2020 - Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102904D
  • 01/07/2020 - Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
  • 01/10/2020 - Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (9-Y 6-N)
  • 01/10/2020 - Senate: Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
  • 01/22/2020 - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N)
  • 01/22/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from DPB (SB493)
  • 01/23/2020 - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
  • 01/24/2020 - Senate: Read second time
  • 01/24/2020 - Senate: Reading of amendment waived
  • 01/24/2020 - Senate: Committee amendment agreed to
  • 01/24/2020 - Senate: Amendment by Senator Bell withdrawn
  • 01/24/2020 - Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB493E
  • 01/24/2020 - Senate: Printed as engrossed 20102904D-E
  • 01/27/2020 - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 15-N)   Close Floor Vote
  • 01/28/2020 - Senate: Impact statement from DPB (SB493E)
  • 02/18/2020 - House: Placed on Calendar
  • 02/18/2020 - House: Read first time
  • 02/18/2020 - House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice