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Senate Bill 0494


Senate Bill 0494

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL


Civil commitment of sexual predators. Provides for the commitment of a person found to be a sexually violent predator to a mental health institution for an indefinite period following the person's release from prison after serving a sentence imposed for a sexual offense conviction. Provides for the civil commitment of a person charged with a sexual offense upon a finding of not responsible by reason of insanity. Provides for an annual review and hearing on the person's condition and for the possible release of the person. Requires the commissioner of the department of correction to establish a multidisciplinary team to assess whether a person meets the definition of a sexually violent predator. Requires the attorney general to establish a prosecuting attorney review committee to review the records of each person referred to the review committee. Makes conforming amendments.
    Current Status:
     In Committee - first House
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