Legislature(2003 - 2004)

05/02/2003 01:53 PM JUD

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     CSSB  85(STA)-REPEAT SERIOUS SEX OFFENSES/VICTIM COMP.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR SEEKINS  announced SB 85  would be held until  Senator Ogan                                                               
had a little  additional time to go through the  bill and that it                                                               
had an additional Finance referral.                                                                                             
     CSSB  85(STA)-REPEAT SERIOUS SEX OFFENSES/VICTIM COMP.                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
CHAIR  SEEKINS  announced   CSSB  85(STA)  to  be   back  up  for                                                               
consideration. He noted  that it had picked up a  referral to the                                                               
Finance Committee based  on the long-term cost of  jail terms and                                                               
the increased sentence it would impose.                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR ELLIS moved to pass  CSSB 85(STA) from committee with the                                                               
accompanying fiscal notes with individual recommendations.                                                                      
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR  OGAN objected  saying that  if  they are  going to  have                                                               
repeat offenders going to jail for  a long time, that they should                                                               
be going for something more than circumstantial evidence.                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR THERRIAULT  commented that  since their  last discussion,                                                               
the Department of Corrections  revised their indeterminate fiscal                                                               
note and  the Public  Defender's Office  submitted a  fiscal note                                                               
that  shows  an  immediate  indeterminate  fiscal  impact.    The                                                               
Finance Committee would have to  evaluate what the potential cost                                                               
would be.                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR OGAN  removed his objection  and CSSB 85(STA)  moved from                                                               
committee. There  being no  further business  to come  before the                                                               
committee, Chair Seekins adjourned the meeting at 3:32 p.m.                                                                     

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