Vote to pass a bill that revises provisions governing credits for offenders convicted of non-violent category B felonies.
Authorizes the Department of Corrections to award credits to incarcerated individuals, or individuals that are on parole, for the following educational achievements (Sec. 1):
60 days of credit for earning an educational development certificate;
90 days of credit for earning a high school diploma; and
120 days of credit for individuals who earn their first associate degree.
Requires that credits must be deducted from the maximum term imposed by the sentence and apply to eligibility for parole, unless the offender's sentence specifies a minimum amount of time that must be served before the person can become eligible for parole (Sec. 1).
Exempts persons convicted of the following crimes from being eligible to receive credits pursuant to this act (Sec. 1):
Any felony involving the use of force or violence against the victim;
Any sexual offense that is punishable as a felony; or