Sentence modification.

Authors: Senator R Michael Young, Senator Brent Steele

Co-authors: Senator Lonnie Randolph, Senator James Merritt

Sponsors: Representative David Frizzell

Co-Sponsors: Representative Matt Pierce, Representative Gregory Steuerwald

Advisors: Senator Brent Steele, Senator Lonnie Randolph

Digest

Makes a person who commits an offense before July 1, 2014, eligible for sentence modification on the same terms as a person sentenced on or after that date. Provides that a violent criminal, as defined, may file one petition for sentence modification without the consent of the prosecuting attorney if the petition is filed within 365 days of sentencing. Allows a person who is not a violent criminal to file two petitions for sentence modification without the consent of the prosecuting attorney. Allows certain offenders who committed an offense after June 30, 2014, and before May 15, 2015, to file an additional petition.