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2009-2010 Regular Session - HB 392
Plea discussions; guilty or nolo contendere; certain requirements; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 5 of Chapter 7 of Title 17 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to arraignment and pleas generally, so as to provide for certain requirements prior to a defendant entering a plea of guilty or nolo contendere; to provide for a prosecuting attorney authority to enter into plea discussions; to provide for guidelines for such plea discussions; to provide for restrictions for the judge regarding plea discussions; to provide for certain procedures for a judge regarding tentative plea agreements; to provide for guidelines for a judge regarding such judge granting sentence leniency and reduction; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/11/2010 - House Withdrawn, Recommitted
Jan/26/2010 - House Committee Favorably Reported By Substitute
Feb/17/2009 - House Second Readers
Feb/12/2009 - House First Readers
Feb/11/2009 - House Hopper
3/11/2009 Withdrawn from the General Calendar and recommitted to Judiciary Non-Civil by the Rules Committee
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