Criminal Law and Procedure

State Net Criminal Law Update: Nearly Half of States Made Criminal Sentencing Changes in 2014

Twenty-three states enacted 51 bills last year dealing with sentencing and criminal penalties, according to the State Sentencing and Corrections Legislation database provided by the National Conference of State Legislatures and the Pew Charitable Trusts’ Public Safety Performance Project. At least seven of those bills -- Hawaii’s HB 1926 and HB 2205, Kansas’s HB 2490, Louisiana’s HB 732, Rhode Island’s HB 7599 and SB 2754, and Tennessee’s SB 2021 -- concerned mandatory minimum sentences.

Source: National Conference of State Legislatures, Pew Charitable Trusts

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Enacted criminal sentencing measures in 2014: Alabama, Alaska, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Utah, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Enacted mandatory minimum sentencing measures: Hawaii, Kansas, Louisiana, Rhode Island, Tennessee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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