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Senate Bill 522; Regular Session 2017-2018


Printer's No.(PN):
Short Title:
An Act amending Titles 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure) and 61 (Prisons and Parole) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, in judicial boards and commissions, further providing for definitions and for publication of guidelines; in juvenile matters, further providing for inspection of court files and records; in particular rights and immunities, further providing for immunity of State parole officers and for immunity of program administrators and supervisors; in sentencing, further providing for dispositions of persons found guilty but mentally ill, for sentencing proceeding and place of confinement, for information required upon commitment and subsequent disposition, for transfer of inmates in need of medical treatment, for applicability, for registry, for initial registration, for duty to inform, for assessments, for administration, for global positioning system technology, for immunity for good faith conduct, for Pennsylvania State Police, for duties of probation and parole officials, for board and for annual performance audit; in preliminary provisions, further providing for definitions; in general administration, providing for powers of peace officers; in community corrections centers and community corrections facilities, further providing for definitions, for department, for offenders who may be housed, for authority of Commonwealth employees, for authority of chairman and for escape; providing for certain offenders residing in group-based homes and for reporting; further providing for probation and parole; in Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, further providing for definitions, for administration, for Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, for board chairperson, for board action, for meetings, for offices, for district directors, for district office employees, for disciplinary action, for political activities, for advisory committee, for certain offenders residing in group-based homes, for general powers of board, for specific powers of board, for probation services, for sentencing court, for general criteria for parole, for right of access to inmates, for parole power, for violation of terms of parole, for parole procedure, for victim statements, for general rules and special regulations, for early parole of inmates, for definitions, for status as peace officers and for supervisory relationship; providing for supervision of offenders and for agents; in county probation officers' firearm education and training, further providing for definitions, for County Probation Officers' Firearm Education and Training Commission, for commission membership, for powers and duties of commission, for training mandatory, for requirements for program participation and for the County Probation Officers' Firearm Education and Training Fund; in Interstate Compacts, further providing for Interstate Compacts, for deputization and for supervisions of persons paroled by other states; conferring powers and imposing duties on the Department of Corrections; providing for the transfer of functions, powers and duties; and providing for appropriations for the Office of Victim Advocate.
PN 0534
Referred to JUDICIARY, March 16, 2017
Reported as committed, March 21, 2017
First consideration, March 21, 2017
Second consideration, April 18, 2017
Re-referred to APPROPRIATIONS, April 18, 2017
PN 0812
Re-reported as amended, May 8, 2017
PN 0875
Amended on third consideration, May 23, 2017
(Remarks see Senate Journal Page 531), May 23, 2017
Third consideration and final passage, May 24, 2017 (38-12)
In the House
Referred to JUDICIARY, May 25, 2017
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