SENATE, No. 415

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

219th LEGISLATURE

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2020 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator† SHIRLEY K. TURNER

District 15 (Hunterdon and Mercer)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

†††† Requires Division of Parole to offer parole services to certain defendants who have served their maximum sentence.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

†††† As reported by the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee with technical review.

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An Act concerning defendants who serve their maximum sentence and supplementing P.L.1979, c.441.†††

 

†††† Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

††††† 1.†† a.† Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, a defendant who has served the maximum term of imprisonment shall, upon request, be offered the same assistance available to a defendant released on parole pursuant to the procedures and standards set forth in section 15 of P.L.1979, c.441 (C.30:4-123.59).†

††††† b.†† The Commissioner of Corrections shall advise a defendant who has served the maximum term of imprisonment of the assistance to which the defendant is entitled pursuant to subsection a. of this section prior to the defendantís release from incarceration and provide contact information necessary to access available resources.†

††††† c.†† The State Parole Board shall include in its annual report the number of defendants who request services pursuant to subsection a. of this section, a summary of the particular assistance received, and the recidivism rates of these defendants.

 

†††† 2.††† This act shall take effect on the first day of the fourth month after enactment.†