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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Filing of criminal law bills. Requires the criminal law and sentencing policy study committee to review all requests for proposed legislative or constitutional changes in criminal law, criminal procedure, the law governing delinquent acts, or juvenile court procedures related to alleged delinquent acts before they are considered by the house of representatives or senate, unless the proposed change in criminal law has been approved by certain legislative committees and specific amounts of money have been appropriated to the department of correction if certain department expenses will increase. Requires that bills and joint resolutions that include any of these matters must be assigned to the appropriate standing criminal law committee of the house of representatives or senate on first reading of the bill or joint resolution and must include certain information concerning the fiscal impact of the proposed change. Delays the effective date of a proposal until the estimated amount of any increase in the expenditures of the department of correction resulting from enactment of the proposal is determined. Relocates the statute establishing the criminal law and sentencing policy study committee.