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2017 House Bill 5234: Authorize probation for medically frail prisoners
Introduced by Rep. Martin Howrylak (R) on November 8, 2017
To let county sheriffs request and a court grant probation for a prisoner who is physically or mentally incapacitated due to a medical condition that renders the prisoner unable to perform activities of basic daily living, and/or the prisoner requires 24-hour care. Also, to let county sheriffs ask and a court grant a compassionate release if a physician determines the prisoner is not expected to live more than six months.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Law and Justice Committee on November 8, 2017
Reported in the House on December 5, 2017
Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.
Passed 99 to 9 in the House on March 7, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To let county sheriffs request and a court grant probation for a prisoner who is physically or mentally incapacitated due to a medical condition that renders the prisoner unable to perform activities of basic daily living, and/or the prisoner requires acute long-term medical treatment. Also, to let county sheriffs ask and a court grant a compassionate release if a physician determines the prisoner is not expected to live more than six months.
Received in the Senate on March 8, 2018
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 8, 2018
Reported in the Senate on April 18, 2018
With the recommendation that the bill pass.
Substitute offered by Sen. Rick Jones (R) on April 26, 2018
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on April 26, 2018
Passed 25 to 10 in the Senate on April 26, 2018.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
(same description)
To let county sheriffs request and a court grant probation for a prisoner who is physically or mentally incapacitated due to a medical condition that renders the prisoner unable to perform activities of basic daily living, and/or the prisoner requires acute long-term medical treatment. Also, to let county sheriffs ask and a court grant a compassionate release if a physician determines the prisoner is not expected to live more than six months.
Received in the House on April 26, 2018

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