HB 1709 -- Parole
This bill clarifies that felons convicted prior to June 27, 2003,
are not eligible to petition the sentencing court for early
release. That date was the effective date of Senate Bill 5
passed in 2003, which allowed persons with no prior prison
commitment who have been convicted of a nonviolent C or D felony
to petition the court for early release after having served at
least 120 days in prison.
The bill contains an emergency clause.