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2019 House Bill 4129: Authorize release for medically frail prisoner
Introduced by Rep. Beau LaFave (R) on February 6, 2019
To establish a process that allows prison officials to ask the court that sentenced a prisoner to transfer the prisoner to a facility that can provide acute long term medical or mental health treatment or services, if the prisoner's physical or mental health has deteriorated to a point that renders the individual a minimal threat to society.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 6, 2019
Reported in the House on March 12, 2019
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-3) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Passed 104 to 6 in the House on March 12, 2019.
    See Who Voted "Yes" and Who Voted "No".
To establish a process that allows prison officials to ask the court that sentenced a prisoner to transfer the prisoner to a facility that can provide acute long term medical or mental health treatment or services, if the prisoner's physical or mental health has deteriorated to a point that renders the individual a minimal threat to society. This would not apply to prisoners sentenced to life without parole or first degree murder. The nursing home or other medical facility would not be responsible for enforcing a prisoner's parole conditions or reporting violations of them.
Received in the Senate on March 13, 2019
Referred to the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee on March 13, 2019

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