House Bill No. 5712

Public Act No. 00-86

An Act Concerning Parole Of A Prisoner After An Administrative Review.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 54-125b of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(a) A person may be allowed to go on parole in accordance with section 54-125a or section 1 of public act 99-196 without a parole hearing being conducted by a panel of the Board of Parole if (1) an employee of the Board of Parole has reviewed the inmate's case and recommended parole be granted to such person and (2) such recommendation has been approved by at least two members of a panel of the board. A parole hearing shall be conducted by a panel of the Board of Parole if a victim, as defined in sections 54-201 and 54-226, requests such a hearing.

(b) No inmate may be released pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of this section if he or she has been convicted of a violation of section 53a-55, 53a-55a, 53a-56, 53a-56a, 53a-56b, 53a-57, 53a-58, 53a-59, 53a-59a, 53a-70, 53a-70a, 53a-70b, 53a-92, 53a-92a, 53a-134 or 53a-196a or [is serving a sentence or sentences of more than four years] has more than three years remaining on his or her sentence.

(c) The Board of Parole shall adopt regulations in accordance with chapter 54 to establish criteria and procedures for the administrative review and release of inmates without a parole hearing as provided in this section.

Approved May 26, 2000