Legislative Updates 

MCAA proposes, advocates and monitors relevant legislation.  Below are the lists of House and State Bills that are being tracked.  House Bills are listed first and are in order by number, followed by State Bills.

HOUSE BILLS:

HB 78: EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, 2019 – Inmates Labor (only affects state correctional facilities)

HB 116: EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, 2019  – Expanded medical treatment for inmates with opioids use disorders

HB 214: EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, 2019 – Non-immigrant status-Certification of Victim Helpfulness

HB 274: EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, 2019 – Justice Reinvestment Act-Diminution Credits – Sentencing

HB 274: EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, 2019 – Justice Reinvestment Act – Diminution Credits – Sentencing.  This is a clarification bill. Few people are currently paroled from jail.

HB 1002: EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2019 – Restrictive Housing – Direct Release.  Passed with amendments. Affects State only.

 

STATE BILLS:

SB 327: EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, 2019 -Justice Reinvestment Act – Diminution Credits – Sentencing

SB 774: EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, 2019 – Restrictive Housing – Reporting by Correctional Units and Requirements Relating to Minors

SB 809: EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, 2019 – Restrictive Housing for Pregnant Inmates

SB 228: EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, 2019 – Pretrial release of sex offenders.  Took no position, as it is a sentencing bill.

SB 527: EFFECTIVE OCT. 1, 2019 – Affects labor laws for inmates.