HCS HB 923 -- PROBATION AND PAROLE
CO-SPONSORS: Hosmer (Barnett)
COMMITTEE ACTION: Voted "do pass" by the Committee on Civil and
Criminal Law by a vote of 10 to 0.
This substitute allows the sentencing court to veto the parole
board's decision to parole any person convicted of first degree
murder, second degree murder, first degree assault, kidnapping,
forcible rape, sexual assault, forcible sodomy, and first degree
arson. Upon the parole board's decision to parole such a
person, the sentencing court that is in disagreement must
conduct a hearing, whereon it will make the final parole
FISCAL NOTE: No impact on state funds.
PROPONENTS: Supporters say that the bill allows oversight of
the parole board's decisions by the sentencing court for certain
Testifying for the bill was Representative Barnett.
OPPONENTS: There was no opposition voiced to the committee.
Michael Warrick, Research Analyst
HB 923 -- Probation and Parole
This bill allows the sentencing court to veto the parole board's
decision to parole any person convicted of a dangerous felony,
as defined in section 556.061, RSMo. Upon the parole board's
decision to parole such a person, the sentencing court is
required to conduct a hearing, whereupon it will make the final
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