Substitute House Bill No. 6648

Public Act No. 99-196

An Act Concerning Parole.

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

Section 1. (NEW) Notwithstanding the provisions of sections 18-100d, 54-124c and 54-125a of the general statutes, any person who has six months or less to the expiration of the maximum term or terms for which such person was sentenced, may be allowed to go at large on parole provided such person agrees (1) to be subject to supervision by personnel of the Board of Parole for a period of one year, and (2) to be retained in the institution from which such person was paroled for a period equal to the unexpired portion of the term of his or her sentence if such person is found to have violated the terms or conditions of his or her parole. Any person subject to the provisions of subdivision (1) or (2) of subsection (b) of section 54-125a of the general statutes shall only be eligible to go at large on parole under this section after having served ninety-five per cent of the definite sentence imposed.

Sec. 2. Subsection (b) of section 54-125a of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(b) (1) No person convicted of any of the following offenses, which was committed on or after July 1, 1981, shall be eligible for parole under subsection (a) of this section: Capital felony, as defined in section 53a-54b, felony murder, as defined in section 53a-54c, arson murder, as defined in section 53a-54d, murder, as defined in section 53a-54a, or any offense committed with a firearm, as defined in section 53a-3, in or on, or within one thousand five hundred feet of, the real property comprising a public or private elementary or secondary school. (2) A person convicted of an offense, other than an offense specified in subdivision (1) of this subsection, where the underlying facts and circumstances of the offense involve the use, attempted use or threatened use of physical force against another person shall be ineligible for parole under subsection (a) of this section until such person has served not less than eighty-five per cent of the definite sentence imposed. [(3) No person convicted of any other offense for which there is a mandatory minimum sentence which may not be suspended or reduced by the court shall be eligible for parole under subsection (a) of this section until such person has served such mandatory minimum sentence or fifty per cent of the definite sentence imposed, whichever is greater.]

Approved June 23, 1999

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