2015 House Bill 5078

Authorize paroling “medically frail” prisoners to a health care facility

Introduced in the House

Nov. 10, 2015

Introduced by Rep. Al Pscholka (R-79)

To allow “medically frail” prisoners whose condition makes them “a minimal threat to society” to be paroled to a hospital, hospice, nursing home or other suitable accommodation for the balance of their term.

Referred to the Committee on Appropriations

Feb. 17, 2016

Reported without amendment

With the recommendation that the substitute (H-1) be adopted and that the bill then pass.

May 3, 2016

Substitute offered by Rep. Al Pscholka (R-79)

To replace the previous version of the bill with one that revises details but does not change the substance as previously described.

The substitute passed by voice vote

May 4, 2016

Passed in the House 95 to 13 (details)

Received in the Senate

May 10, 2016

Referred to the Committee on Judiciary