AB 1940, introduced by Assemblymember McCarty and Senator Stone, would create a program where the length of a person’s term of parole may be reduced through the successful completion of certain education, training, or treatment programs, and by participating in volunteer service. The bill would also increase the 50-mile travel restriction for a person on parole who successfully participates in the program.
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SB 1437, introduced by Senator Skinner and Senator Anderson, is a follow up to SCR 48 and would limit the felony murder rule. This bill says that a person is liable for murder only if “1. The person personally committed the homicidal act, 2) The person acted with premeditated intent to aid and abet an act wherein a death would occur, or 3. The person was a major participant in the underlying felony and acted with reckless indifference to human life.” This bill unfortunately does not apply to people with “special circumstances” because that would require a 2/3 majority vote.