Senate Bill 0264
DIGEST OF SB264 (Updated February 20, 2007 3:28 pm - DI 84)
Habitual offender. Provides that the state may seek to have a person sentenced as a habitual offender by alleging and proving that the person has accumulated at least two prior unrelated felony convictions. Specifies that the state may use the same prior unrelated felony convictions in a later habitual offender proceeding that were used in an earlier habitual offender proceeding. Permits the state to introduce evidence of all of a person's prior convictions in the habitual offender sentencing hearing. Removes a provision from the existing habitual offender law providing that certain drug convictions are not considered prior convictions for purposes of the habitual offender law and provides that, if a person's current conviction and all prior convictions are for certain drug offenses, the person may not be charged as a standard habitual offender. Permits a person to be charged as a habitual drug offender if the person is convicted of certain drug offenses and has three prior unrelated drug offenses.
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