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2014 House Bill 5930: Revise sanctions for probation violations
Introduced by Rep. Joseph Haveman R-Holland on October 6, 2014
To revise the sanctions imposed for a violation of probation conditions, in general prescribing less onerous penalties depending on an offender’s prior record, the severity of the infraction, the number of times probation conditions had been violated and more. The bill would also reduce the maximum number of years of probation for less serious crimes to 30 months.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Appropriations Committee on October 6, 2014
Reported in the House on November 12, 2014
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered in the House on December 4, 2014
To adopt much more limited version of the bill.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on December 4, 2014
To permit but not require judges to consider reducing the time a released prisoner must remain under parole after two years, or after a felon has completed at least one-third of parole period.
Received in the Senate on December 9, 2014
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on December 9, 2014