HB71. Clarifying restorative justice laws and establish grant program

Montana Legislature. 2013 Regular Session. House of Representatives.

Introduced:
Jul 10, 2012
Last Action:
Apr 22, 2013
Chapter Number Assigned

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History

Jul 10, 2012: (C) Draft Request Received

Oct 8, 2012: (C) Draft to Requester for Review

Oct 8, 2012: (C) Draft to Requester for Review

Oct 8, 2012: (C) Draft in Legal Review

Oct 9, 2012: (C) Draft to Drafter - Edit Review [SAB]

Oct 16, 2012: (C) Draft in Input/Proofing

Oct 16, 2012: (C) Bill Draft Text Available Electronically

Oct 24, 2012: (C) Draft in Final Drafter Review

Nov 6, 2012: (C) Draft in Assembly/Executive Director Review

Nov 9, 2012: (C) Pre-Introduction Letter Sent

Dec 7, 2012: (H) Introduced

Dec 7, 2012: (C) Introduced Bill Text Available Electronically

Dec 12, 2012: (H) Referred to Committee (H) Judiciary

Jan 7, 2013: (H) First Reading

Jan 14, 2013: (H) Fiscal Note Received

Jan 14, 2013: (H) Fiscal Note Signed (H) Judiciary

Jan 16, 2013: (H) Hearing (H) Judiciary

Jan 16, 2013: (H) Fiscal Note Printed

Jan 16, 2013: (H) Hearing (H) Judiciary

Jan 16, 2013: (H) Hearing (H) Judiciary

Jan 22, 2013: (H) Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended (H) Judiciary

Jan 23, 2013: (H) Revised Fiscal Note Requested

Jan 23, 2013: (H) Committee Report--Bill Passed as Amended (H) Judiciary

Jan 23, 2013: (C) Printed - New Version Available

Jan 24, 2013: (H) Scheduled for 2nd Reading

Jan 24, 2013: (H) 2nd Reading Passed

Jan 24, 2013: (H) Rereferred to Committee (H) Appropriations

Jan 29, 2013: (H) Revised Fiscal Note Received

Jan 29, 2013: (H) Revised Fiscal Note Signed

Jan 30, 2013: House Appropriations Hearing (15:00 1/30/2013 Room 102)

Jan 30, 2013: (H) Hearing (H) Appropriations

Jan 30, 2013: (H) Revised Fiscal Note Printed

Jan 30, 2013: (H) Hearing (H) Appropriations

Jan 30, 2013: (H) Hearing (H) Appropriations

Feb 1, 2013: (H) Committee Executive Action--Bill Passed as Amended (H) Appropriations

Feb 2, 2013: (H) Committee Report--Bill Passed as Amended (H) Appropriations

Feb 2, 2013: (C) Printed - New Version Available

Feb 6, 2013: (H) Scheduled for 2nd Reading

Feb 6, 2013: (H) 2nd Reading Passed

Feb 6, 2013: (H) Revised Fiscal Note Requested

Feb 7, 2013: (H) Scheduled for 3rd Reading

Feb 7, 2013: (H) 3rd Reading Passed

Feb 8, 2013: (H) Transmitted to Senate

Feb 12, 2013: (H) Revised Fiscal Note Received

Feb 13, 2013: (H) Revised Fiscal Note Signed

Feb 13, 2013: (H) Revised Fiscal Note Printed

Feb 26, 2013: (S) First Reading

Feb 26, 2013: (S) Referred to Committee (S) Judiciary

Mar 7, 2013: (S) Hearing (S) Judiciary

Mar 12, 2013: (S) Committee Executive Action--Bill Concurred as Amended (S) Judiciary

Mar 12, 2013: (S) Committee Report--Bill Concurred as Amended (S) Judiciary

Mar 12, 2013: (C) Printed - New Version Available

Mar 26, 2013: (S) Scheduled for 2nd Reading

Mar 26, 2013: (S) 2nd Reading Concurred

Mar 27, 2013: (S) Scheduled for 3rd Reading

Mar 27, 2013: (S) 3rd Reading Concurred

Mar 28, 2013: (S) Returned to House with Amendments

Apr 8, 2013: (H) Scheduled for 2nd Reading

Apr 8, 2013: (H) 2nd Reading Senate Amendments Concurred

Apr 9, 2013: (H) Scheduled for 3rd Reading

Apr 9, 2013: (H) 3rd Reading Passed as Amended by Senate

Apr 9, 2013: (H) Sent to Enrolling

Apr 10, 2013: (H) Returned from Enrolling

Apr 10, 2013: (C) Printed - Enrolled Version Available

Apr 11, 2013: (H) Signed by Speaker

Apr 11, 2013: (S) Signed by President

Apr 12, 2013: (H) Transmitted to Governor

Apr 22, 2013: (H) Signed by Governor

Apr 22, 2013: Chapter Number Assigned

Summary

AN ACT CLARIFYING THE INTENT AND DEFINITION OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE; ELIMINATING THE OFFICE OF RESTORATIVE JUSTICE; AMENDING SECTIONS 2-15-2012, 2-15-2013, AND 46-15-411, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. WHEREAS, the Law and Justice Interim Committee examined the efficacy of restorative justice principles and practices within the criminal justice system as requested by Senate Joint Resolution No. 29 from the 2011 legislative session; and WHEREAS, the Committee found that restorative justice programs have been established in Gallatin County, Lewis and Clark County, Missoula County, and Flathead County; and WHEREAS, the Committee found that these programs have proven successful in significantly reducing incarceration rates and the risk that offenders will reoffend; WHEREAS, this saves the state money that would otherwise need to be spent on providing additional jail and prison capacity at a per-inmate cost averaging about $90 a day or about $33,000 a year; and WHEREAS, the local programs were initially supported by federal grant money passed through the Montana Board of Crime Control and technical assistance was provided by the Office of Restorative Justice established by the Legislature in 2001 and placed under the Department of Justice; and WHEREAS, the Office of Restorative Justice under the Department of Justice is no longer functioning and no further restorative justice grants have been applied for.