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Louisiana Policy Timeline
22 days ago
2015 LA H 149 Author: Badon A (D) Makes marijuana laws less punitive
LA H 161 Landry T (D) Makes parole easier to retain
LA HCR 175 Author: Jefferson (D) REQUESTS work release program for child support violators
LA H 271 Author: Billiot (D) Increases length of probation for substance abuse programs
LA H 476 Author: Lopinto (R) Authorizes a reentry court to revoke supervision Permits the court to impose 90 days incarceration or other sanctions Requires offenders to pay for reentry program costs
LA H 8 Author: Honore (D) Reduces wait between subsequent applications to the Board of Pardons for life sentencees
LA H 18 Author: Lopinto (R) Stops Dep of Pub Safety from conducting pilot alternative incarceration programs
LA S 87 Author: Claitor (R) Makes heroin laws more punitive
LA SCR 173 Author: Brown Tr (D) REQUESTS strategies to help offenders reenter successfulyl
LA S 187 Author: Kostelka (R) Makes drug free zone violations within a private residence more punitive
LA H 196 Author: Smith P (D) Allows some habitual offenders to enter work release program
LA S 248 Author: Morrish (R) Need to read bill to determine intended impact
LA H 278 Author: Havard (R) First degree murder charges adjusted to include corrections employees
LA H 326 Author: Lopinto (R) Need to clarify what this means
LA S 383 Author: LaFleur (D) Need to clarify what this means
LA S 398 Author: Mills (R) Need to clarify if this is relevant
LA HCR 12 Author: Smith P (D) Clarifies statute H 228 - habitual offenders in state prisons are eligible to earn good time credits for participation in treatment/rehab programs.
LA S 30 Author: Morrell (D) Establishes the Orleans Justice and Rehabilitation Reform Commission to analyze and study the current public safety crisis
LA S 8 Author: Gallot (D) Permits local inmates to work on religious buildings.
LA S 71 Author: Broome (D) Creates the Mental Health Court Treatment Act Diversion program for offenders with mental illnesses.
LA S 94 Author: Nevers (D) Requires validated risks and needs assessment tool to be used when determining the appropriate sentence to reduce recidivism
LA HCR 111 Author: Jefferson (D) Requests a study to study the prospect of sending elderly and infirm inmates to nursing home facilities
LA H 117 Author: Howard (R) Authorizes the Eleventh Judicial Circuit to create a reentry division.
LA H 349 Author: Price (D) Eliminates the requirement that inmates sentenced for escape from a work release program serve the new sentence consecutive to any other sentence.
LA H 442 Author: Lopinto (R) Adds possession with intent to distribute any narcotic drugs as an offense eligible for the drug division probation program.
LA S 105 Author: Morrell (D) Creates fine for bring contraband into a prison and uses the money for reentry services
LA HCR 113 Author: Harrison (R) Directs a study on home incarceration
LA H 121 Author: Lopinto (R) (Need to figure out how this changes previous statute) Removes parole volunteer work and reading program requirements. Requires parolees not associate with other known offenders. If parole is revoked, time served on parole doesn't count.
LA SCR 149 Author: Crowe (R) Requests study of impact of employment training and education on recidivism.
LA H 228 Author: Smith P (D) Allows non-violent habitual offenders to use treatment programs toward good time.
LA H 295 *** Author: Bishop W (D) Prohibits licensing restrictions
LA S 403 Author: Morrell (D) Record expungement for certain nonviolent first-offense felonies.
LA H 521 Author: Moreno (D) Expands the workforce development sentencing program to three additional judicial districts.
LA H 543 Author: Smith P (D) Allows certain nonviolent offenders sentenced to life imprisonment to be eligible for parole under certain conditions.
LA H 827 Author: Hazel (R) Expands crime of escape to include home incarceration - punished by incarceration
LA H 994 Author: Lopinto (R) Increases amount of good time earned for time served.
LA H 1026 Author: Lopinto (R) Need to figure out how this changes existing statute
LA H 1068 Author: Lopinto (R) Authorizes exceptions to mandatory minimum sentencing
LA HCR 16 Author: Katz (R) Directs a study of the impact of illegal drug use on state government.
LA HCR 29 Author: Honore (D) Directs studies on how to improve high incarceration and low graduation rates
LA H 138 Author: Smith P (D) Allows parole consideration for certain nonviolent inmates over 60 under certain conditions.
LA S 182 Author: Thompson (D) Prohibits inmates from using social networks.
LA H 217 Author: Barras (D) Lessens what counts as a technical violation
LA H 415 Author: Lopinto (R) Look up bill language - What are admin sandtions?
LA H 416 Author: Lopinto (R) Allows certain first-time felony offenders to be considered for parole after serving 25% of imposed sentence
LA HCR 9 Author: Richmond (D) Requires a study on issues related to the finality and accuracy of convictions
LA SCR 17 Author: Donahue (R) Directs a study about nonviolent crime policies/punishments
LA H 23 Author: Baldone (D) Adds telecommunications hardware to contraband list
LA H 36 Author: Baldone (D) Prohibits housing of max. custody prisoners from out of state
LA H 43 *** Author: Hardy (D) Increases the area of a drug free zone from 1,000 feet to 2,000 feet
LA SR 90 Author: Guillory El (D) Creates a senate study committee to study efficiency and effectiveness of corrections system
LA S 96 Author: Morrish (R) Gives diversion programs more time to receive accreditation; requires they maintain it
LA H 102 Author: Edwards (D) Adds to the list of persons exempted from fees for expungement of criminal records.
LA H 105 Author: Baldone (D) Requires presentence investigation reports to include a defendant's pretrial and post-conviction disciplinary records.
LA H 120 Author: Roy (D) Need to figure out the significance of this
LA H 130 Author: White (R) Need to figure out significance of this
LA HCR 172 Author: Burrell (D) Requests Reentry Advisory Council evaluate the feasibility of improving collaboration between offender transition services. To improve outcomes for reentry.
LA H 191 Author: Perry (R) Repeals the use of juvenile adjudications of delinquency as predicate offenses when applying the habitual offender law.
LA H 195 Author: Mills (D) Makes it easier to get parole.
LA HCR 195 Jones R (D) Evaluating work release programs
LA HCR 226 Author: Burrell (D) Evaluating the feasibility of offering educational programs and the necessary funding mechanisms
LA H 286 Author: Burrell (D) Makes bail possible while awaiting sentencing
LA S 312 Author: Morrish (R) Applies good behavior retroactively for nonviolent offenders convicted in 1992 or later.
LA H 462 Author: Mills (D) Requires certain misdemeanors offenders with mental deficits to be released to treatment programs
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