2014 House Bill 5930

Revise sanctions for probation violations

Introduced in the House

Oct. 6, 2014

Introduced by Rep. Joseph Haveman (R-90)

To revise the sanctions imposed for a violation of probation conditions, in general prescribing less onerous penalties depending on an offender’s prior record, the severity of the infraction, the number of times probation conditions had been violated and more. The bill would also reduce the maximum number of years of probation for less serious crimes to 30 months.

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations

Nov. 12, 2014

Reported without amendment

Without amendment and with the recommendation that the bill pass.

Dec. 4, 2014

Substitute offered

To adopt much more limited version of the bill.

The substitute passed by voice vote

Passed in the House 96 to 13 (details)

To permit but not require judges to consider reducing the time a released prisoner must remain under parole after two years, or after a felon has completed at least one-third of parole period.

Received in the Senate

Dec. 9, 2014

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary

Dec. 18, 2014

Failed in the Senate 11 to 27 (details)