A House committee voted this week to retain and study HB 192, our bill to force the Department of Corrections to get all of its administrative rules approved by lawmakers. That’s a very good result. Helen Hanks, the assistant commissioner of Corrections, is now drafting rules for the sex offender treatment program to bring them before the Joint Legislative Committee on Administrative Rules. We at Citizens for Criminal Justice Reform made that happen. Now the real work begins.
It’ was a disappointing week in Concord. The House Criminal Justice Committee voted to kill a bill to bar the state from contracting with private prisons.
Dear Members, We have reached the start of the 2017 session. Over the last few months, our Legislative Policy Committee has worked on a full slate of bills. We have decided to take a position on a number of them. The first hearings have been scheduled for Wednesday 1/11