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HB 1269 - Amends Criminal Sentencing Laws - Oklahoma Key Vote

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Title: Amends Criminal Sentencing Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with house amendments and pass a bill that amends criminal sentencing laws, effective November 1, 2019.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes a court to resentence an individual, either by trial or plea, that has been sentenced to a crime that would, as of July 1, 2017 been found guilty as a misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits a hearing from being conducted to modify a sentence unless requested by the individual (Sec. 1).

  • Requires that a individual whose sentence is modified be given credit for time served (Sec. 1).

  • Requires that any individual be considered for an accelerated deferred judgement for an offense where the penalty has been subsequently been lowered from a felony to a misdemeanor (Sec. 4).

  • Authorizes the Pardon and Parole Board to establish an accelerated single-stage commutation docket for any individual convicted of a crime that has been reclassified from a felony to a misdemeanor (Sec. 5).

  • Specifies that if a court determines that an applicant is entitled to have his or her conviction reclassified as a misdemeanor then the conviction shall be considered a misdemeanor for all purposes (Sec. 7).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Amends Criminal Sentencing Laws

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that amends criminal sentencing laws.

Highlights:

 

  • Authorizes a court to resentence an individual, either by trial or plea, that has been sentenced to a crime that would, as of July 1, 2017 been found guilty as a misdemeanor (Sec. 1).

  • Prohibits a hearing from being conducted to modify a sentence unless requested by the individual (Sec. 1).

  • Requires that a individual whose sentence is modified be given credit for time served (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that if a court determines that an applicant is entitled to have his or her conviction reclassified as a misdemeanor then the conviction shall be considered a misdemeanor for all purposes (Sec. 7).

  • Establishes that this act shall take effect November 1, 2019 (Sec. 8).

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