PRINTER'S NO. 1703
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE BILL
No.
1158
Session of
2020
INTRODUCED BY ARNOLD, ARGALL, J. WARD, AUMENT, REGAN, YUDICHAK,
BROWNE, YAW, MARTIN AND PITTMAN, MAY 18, 2020
REFERRED TO JUDICIARY, MAY 18, 2020
AN ACT
Amending Title 35 (Health and Safety) of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes, in Commonwealth services, further
providing for general authority of Governor.
The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
hereby enacts as follows:
Section 1. Section 7301(f) of Title 35 of the Pennsylvania
Consolidated Statutes is amended by adding paragraphs to read:
§ 7301. General authority of Governor.
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(f) Additional powers.--In addition to any other powers
conferred upon the Governor by law, the Governor may:
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(7.1) Control under paragraph (7), when applied to
individuals in a State correctional facility, shall require
successful completion of all prescribed Department of
Corrections programs prior to release or transfer.
(7.2) The Department of Corrections shall develop
temporary guidelines until the department has promulgated and
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finalized regulations as follows:
(i) Develop a process and procedure for the
supervision of all released inmates under paragraph (7)
including, but not be limited to:
(A) exclusion of an inmate convicted of or who
has a prior conviction involving a personal injury
crime as defined under section 103 of the act of
November 24, 1998 (P.L.882, No.111), known as the
Crime Victims Act, a crime listed under 42 Pa.C.S. §
9714(g) (relating to sentences for second and
subsequent offenses), 42 Pa.C.S. Ch. 97 Subch. H
(relating to registration of sexual offenders) or I
(relating to continued registration of sexual
offenders) or any other crime involving domestic or
sexual abuse or violence or involving child abuse.
(B) monitoring of inmates using an electronic
global positioning system or other monitoring;
(C) drug and alcohol testing;
(D) scope and depth of supervision; and
(E) physical location and any exceptions;
(ii) How the department will address domestic
violence, sexual violence and child abuse when
considering placement.
(iii) Develop a process and procedure for notifying
victims consistent with the Crime Victims Act.
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Section 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
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