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2017-2018 Regular Session - HB 261
Penal institutions; certain individuals sentenced between March 18, 1968 and October 31, 1982; allow to petition court for first offender status
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 42-8-66 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to petitions for exoneration and discharge as a first offender, hearings, and retroactive grant of first offender status, so as to allow certain individuals sentenced to a term of incarceration between March 18, 1968, and October 31, 1982, to petition the court for a retroactive grant of first offender status if he or she would have otherwise qualified for sentencing pursuant to this article; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Jul/01/2017 - Effective Date
May/08/2017 - Act 219
May/08/2017 - House Date Signed by Governor
Apr/03/2017 - House Sent to Governor
Mar/24/2017 - Senate Passed/Adopted
Mar/24/2017 - Senate Third Read
Mar/20/2017 - Senate Read Second Time
Mar/20/2017 - Senate Committee Favorably Reported
Mar/03/2017 - Senate Read and Referred
Mar/03/2017 - House Passed/Adopted By Substitute
Mar/03/2017 - House Third Readers
Feb/27/2017 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/09/2017 - House Second Readers
Feb/08/2017 - House First Readers
Feb/07/2017 - House Hopper
3/03/2017 Modified Structured Rule
Mar/24/2017 - Senate Vote #234Yea(54)Nay(1)NV(0)
Mar/03/2017 - House Vote #187Yea(173)Nay(0)NV(3)
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