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HB 1231: Criminal Sentencing

GENERAL BILL by Hogan Johnson ; (CO-INTRODUCERS) Fernandez-Barquin

Criminal Sentencing; Increases sentence points requiring nonstate sanction in certain circumstances; requires findings for sentences above maximum sentence recommended under Criminal Punishment Code; removes authority for judge to impose sentence up to statutory maximum for probation & community control violations; removes provision limiting appeals of sentences to circumstances when sentence is lower than lowest permissible sentence or other specified circumstances; increases minimum number of sentence points for state prison sanction; revises calculation of lowest permissible sentence in prison months.

Effective Date: 7/1/2019
Last Action: 5/3/2019 House - Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee
Bill Text: PDF

Bill History

Date Chamber Action
3/1/2019 House • Filed
3/5/2019 House • Introduced -HJ 124
3/8/2019 House • Referred to Criminal Justice Subcommittee; Justice Appropriations Subcommittee; Judiciary Committee -HJ 377
5/3/2019 House • Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
• Died in Criminal Justice Subcommittee