Senator Gardner called the meeting to order.
Senator Gardner noted that the first bill on the agenda, SB18-017 concerning determinate sentence for indeterminate sex offenses, is a for action only item.
Senator Lundberg expressed his appreciation for the opportunity to work on an amendment to the bill. He explained that the amendment addresses some of the constitutional concerns raised by district attorneys (Attachment A).
Senator Lundberg encouraged the committee to vote for his bill, as amended. He reported that treatment for sex offenders in prison has proven to be inadequate. He emphasized that the court should have the ability to look at individual cases and determine if an indeterminate sentence is appropriate or not.