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HB 479 (BR 1819) - B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to crimes and punishments.
     Amend KRS 439.320 to modify the background requirements for the membership on the Parole Board and change the composition of the panels of the board that hear cases; amend KRS 439.330 to specify venue for judicial actions concerning Parole Board decisions; amend KRS 439.340 to require disclosure of ex parte communication made to Parole Board members and modify the standards and criteria utilized by the board in determining whether to grant parole; amend KRS 439.430 to require the Parole Board to utilize a progressive sanctioning scheme for parole violators who are not convicted of new criminal offenses; include noncodified transitional provisions relating to prisoners who may request a reconsideration of parole under the new standards of the bill and relating to future Parole Board appointments.

     Feb 23-introduced in House
     Feb 24-to Judiciary (H)

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