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House of Representatives
Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: May 28, 2019 02:39 PM
From: Representative Martina A. White
To: All House members
Subject: Amending the Parole Code
In the near future, I will introduce legislation to amend the Parole Code in order to require that sex offenders wait three years to re-apply for parole.

Currently, most offenders, including sex offenders, must wait one year to re-apply. Advocates for victims have stated that this time period is too short. Having the victim re-appear at parole proceedings every year only serves to cause the victim further emotional distress.

My legislation would require those convicted of rape, human trafficking, sexual assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, incest, among other sex offenses, to wait three years before re-applying for parole. In addition, the bill provides that offenders required to register under the Sexual Offender Registration Act similarly wait three years to re-apply for parole.

Please consider co-sponsoring and supporting this legislation.

Introduced as HB1538