90th General Assembly
Summary of HB0721
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Short description: 
CORRECTIONS-GOOD TIME                                                      

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Unified Code of Corrections to provide that a prisoner      
   serving a term of imprisonment of one or more  years  may  receive  no      
   more  than  54 days of good conduct credit for each year of his or her      
   term  of  imprisonment.    Authorizes   early   release   credit   for      
   participation   in  substance  abuse  programs,  corrections  industry      
   assignments, and educational programs.  Provides for vesting of  early      
   release  credit at the end of the year in which it is earned.  Deletes      
   certain current provisions concerning early  release  credit.  Present      
   law  provides  for  one  day  of  good  conduct credit for each day of      
   service in prison, except when a sentence of  natural  life  has  been      
   imposed  or  a  sentence for first degree murder in which case no good      
   conduct credit is awarded, and except for various  offenses  in  which      
   good  conduct  credit  may  not  exceed 4.5 days for each month of the      
   prisoner's sentence of imprisonment.  Effective immediately.                
          CORRECTIONAL NOTE                                                    
          Corrections population impact of 38,566 inmates; fiscal impact       
          of $5,869,990,400.                                                   
          STATE MANDATES FISCAL NOTE                                           
          In the opinion of DCCA, HB 721 fails to create a State mandate       
          under the State Mandates Act.                                        
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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