2012 Regular Session


File Code: Public Safety
Sponsored By:
Delegate Waldstreicher (By Request - Task Force on Prisoner Reentry) and Delegates Anderson, Barnes, Carter, Clippinger, Davis, Gaines, Haynes, Hough, Ivey, McIntosh, Mitchell, Pena-Melnyk, Proctor, Rosenberg, Ross, Simmons, V. Turner, Valderrama, and Washington
Correctional Services - Diminution Credits - Educational Accomplishment


Authorizing, with specified exceptions, an inmate to receive a specified deduction from the inmate's term of confinement for earning a specified diploma, degree, certification, or certificate of completion; and requiring the Commissioner of Correction to adopt regulations governing the determination of deductions.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

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House Action
First Reading Judiciary
Hearing 3/1 at 1:00 p.m.
Favorable Report by Judiciary
Favorable Report Adopted
Special Order until 3/13 (Delegate McDonough) Adopted

Floor Amendment (Delegate McDonough) {493428/3 Rejected (59-78)
Floor Amendment (Delegate McDonough) {493428/2 Rejected (60-64)
Floor Amendment (Delegate McDonough) {493428/1 Adopted (77-57)
Second Reading Passed with Amendments
Third Reading Passed (81-54)
Senate Action
First Reading Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/28 at 1:00 p.m.
Unfavorable Report by Judicial Proceedings

Sponsored by:

Delegate Jeff Waldstreicher, District 18
Delegate Curt Anderson, District 43
Delegate Ben Barnes, District 21
Delegate Jill P. Carter, District 41
Delegate Luke Clippinger, District 46
Delegate Dereck E. Davis, District 25
Delegate Tawanna P. Gaines, District 22
Delegate Keith E. Haynes, District 44
Delegate Michael J. Hough, District 3B
Delegate Jolene Ivey, District 47
Delegate Maggie McIntosh, District 43
Delegate Keiffer J. Mitchell, Jr., District 44
Delegate Joseline A. Pena-Melnyk, District 21
Delegate James E. Proctor, Jr., District 27A
Delegate Samuel I. Rosenberg, District 41
Delegate Justin D. Ross, District 22
Delegate Luiz R. S. Simmons, District 17
Prisoner Reentry, Task Force on
Delegate Veronica Turner, District 26
Delegate Kriselda Valderrama, District 26
Delegate Mary L. Washington, District 43

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Correction, Division of
Correctional Institutions -see also- Patuxent Institution
Education -see also- Driver Ed; Higher Ed; Special Ed; etc
Higher Education -see also- Comm Colleges; Med Schools; etc.
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders
Rules and Regulations

Bill affects the following Statute:

Correctional Services
( 3-706.1 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Number: 493428/01     Offered on: March 13, 2012   at: 11:21 a.m.     Status: Adopted
Number: 493428/02     Offered on: March 13, 2012   at: 11:16 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Number: 493428/03     Offered on: March 13, 2012   at: 10:58 a.m.     Status: Rejected
Committee Votes :
Judicial Proceedings
Roll Call Votes (Legislative dates are shown):
March 13, 2012: Floor Amendment (McDonough) {493428/3 Rejected (59-78)
March 13, 2012: Floor Amendment (McDonough) {493428/2 Rejected (60-64)
March 13, 2012: Floor Amendment (McDonough) {493428/1 Adopted (77-57)
March 15, 2012: Third Reading Passed (81-54)