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House File 607

HOUSE FILE BY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (SUCCESSOR TO HSB 44) (As Amended and Passed by the House March 28, 2011) A BILL FOR 1 An Act establishing a parole procedure for certain persons 2 serving a class "A" felony sentence, and including effective 3 date provisions. 4 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: HF 607 (4) 84 jm/rj/mb PAG LIN 1 1 Section 1. Section 902.1, Code 2011, is amended to read as 1 2 follows: 1 3 902.1 Class "A" felony. 1 4 1. Upon a plea of guilty, a verdict of guilty, or a special 1 5 verdict upon which a judgment of conviction of a class "A" 1 6 felony may be rendered, the court shall enter a judgment of 1 7 conviction and shall commit the defendant into the custody of 1 8 the director of the Iowa department of corrections for the rest 1 9 of the defendant's life. Nothing in the Iowa corrections code 1 10 pertaining to deferred judgment, deferred sentence, suspended 1 11 sentence, or reconsideration of sentence applies to a class "A" 1 12 felony, and a person convicted of a class "A" felony shall not 1 13 be released on parole unless the governor commutes the sentence 1 14 to a term of years. 1 15 2. a. Notwithstanding subsection 1, a person convicted of 1 16 a class "A" felony, and who was under the age of eighteen at 1 17 the time the offense was committed shall be eligible for parole 1 18 after serving a minimum term of confinement between thirty and 1 19 forty=five years. The court, at the time of sentencing, shall 1 20 determine the specific term of confinement to be served between 1 21 thirty and forty=five years before the person is eligible for 1 22 parole. 1 23 b. If a person is paroled pursuant to this subsection the 1 24 person shall be subject to the same set of procedures set out 1 25 in chapters 901B, 905, 906, and chapter 908, and rules adopted 1 26 under those chapters for persons on parole. 1 27 c. A person convicted of murder in the first degree in 1 28 violation of section 707.2 shall not be eligible for parole 1 29 pursuant to this subsection. 1 30 d. A person convicted of murder in the second degree in 1 31 violation of section 707.3 and who was also convicted of either 1 32 kidnapping in the first degree in violation of section 710.2 or 1 33 sexual abuse in the first degree in violation of section 709.2, 1 34 which conviction arose out of the same set of facts as the 1 35 murder=in=the=second=degree conviction, shall not be eligible 2 1 for parole pursuant to this subsection. 2 2 Sec. 2. EFFECTIVE UPON ENACTMENT. This Act, being deemed of 2 3 immediate importance, takes effect upon enactment. HF 607 (4) 84 jm/rj/mb
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