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2001-01-10 Senate Journal

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2001-01-10                     Senate Journal                      Page 0038
SB 23                                                                                             
SENATE BILL NO. 23 BY THE SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                                    
BY REQUEST OF THE GOVERNOR, entitled:                                                               
             "An Act extending the termination date of the Board                                   
          of Parole; and providing for an effective date."                                          
was read the first time and referred to the Judiciary Committee.                                    
The following fiscal information was published today:                                               
 Fiscal Note No. 1, zero, Department of Corrections                                                 
Governor's transmittal letter dated January 10:                                                     
Dear President Halford:                                                                             
I am transmitting this bill extending the termination date of the Board                             
of Parole for five more years, until June 30, 2006. The board would                                 
sunset on June 30, 2001 unless extended by law.                                                     
The Board of Parole performs essential functions for the criminal                                   
justice system by reviewing prisoners for possible release on                                       
discretionary parole, setting conditions for the behavior of prisoners                              
released on both mandatory and discretionary parole, and presiding                                  
over parole revocation hearings for those accused of violating their                                
parole conditions. The efforts of the Board of Parole go a long way                                 
toward assisting in the rehabilitation of prisoners by reintegrating them                           
back into society while minimizing the risk to the public.                                          

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I urge your prompt and favorable consideration of this bill.                                        
       Tony Knowles