Senator Lundberg, sponsor, explained HB18-1029 concerning lowering the period of mandatory parole from five years to three years for certain felony offenses. He relayed that the bill was recommended by the Sentencing in the Criminal Justice System Interim Study Committee.
Senator Lundberg distributed Amendments L.005, L.006, and L.007 (Attachments A, B, and C).
Senator Lundberg answered questions from the committee regarding the stakeholder process and the rationale for the bill. He emphasized that the majority of parolees who fail on parole do so within the first three years.