Bill Status of HB5021 102nd General Assembly
Short Description: PAROLE-GENDER-BASED VIOLENCE
Rep. Kelly M. Cassidy
| 2/18/2022||House||Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Unified Code of Corrections. Provides that the Prisoner Review Board shall create a process by which an incarcerated individual may submit an application to be declared a survivor of gender-based violence. Provides that an application to be declared a survivor of gender-based violence may be filed with the Prisoner Review Board. Provides that application materials shall be maintained on the Prisoner Review Board's website and maintained in a clearly visible place within the law library and the infirmary of every correctional institution or facility operated by the Department of Corrections. Provides that within 90 days after the receipt of the application, the Prisoner Review Board shall conduct a hearing if a hearing is requested and render a decision granting or denying the application. Provides that the Prisoner Review Board shall create an enumerated list of factors for determination of the applicant's qualification as a survivor of gender-based violence. Provides that these factors shall be made publicly available. Provides that petitions to be declared a survivor of gender-based violence shall be considered by 3-member panels, and decisions shall be made by simple majority vote of the panel. Provides that applicants receiving a declaration shall be eligible for parole consideration by the Prisoner Review Board. Provides that the hearings shall be conducted in accordance with the Open Parole Hearings Act.