Legislative Alerts

You need to fight to make Corrections get its rules vetted

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.

Wrenn opposes bill to block private prisons

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.

Please support two superb crime bills on January 11

House Criminal Justice Committee, Room 204, Legislative Office Building
2 p.m.   HB 143 lets parolees get busted to prison for a short stay.
 
The intent of this bill may sound like a bad thing, but it isn’t. We should support HB 143 to simplify the return to prison of someone who is goofing up on parole and headed for trouble. The legislation is sponsored by Rep. John Sytek of Salem, husband of Donna Sytek, the Parole Board chairwoman. Donna Sytek is the former House speaker.

CCJR Legislative alert for 1/6/17

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

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