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HB 685 — Parole Interview Dates for Certain Inmates

by Rep. McBurney and others (SB 742 by Senator Evers)

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Criminal Justice Committee (CJ)

This legislation permits the Florida Parole Commission to increase the interval between parole interviews to seven years for offenders convicted of kidnapping or attempted kidnapping, or of a completed or attempted offense of robbery, burglary of a dwelling, burglary of a structure or conveyance, or breaking and entering, when a human being is present and a sexual act is completed or attempted. Offenders who have committed those offenses are currently interviewed at two year intervals.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2013.

Vote: Senate 34-1; House 118-0