As Recommended by House Committee on
Corrections and Juvenile Justice

HB 2275 would require the Secretary of Corrections to
develop guidance for parole officers to use while supervising
offenders on parole and postrelease supervision. The bill
would require the guidance to include intervention responses
to behavior that would constitute a violation of parole or
postrelease supervision and incentive responses to compliant
behavior and pro-social achievements.

The bill was introduced by the House Committee on
Corrections and Juvenile Justice at the request of a
representative of the Kansas Sentencing Commission, who
stated the bill was being brought on behalf of the Kansas
Criminal Justice Reform Commission.

House Committee on Corrections and Juvenile Justice
In the House Committee hearing on February 18, 2021,
a representative of the Council of State Governments Justice
Center testified as a proponent of the bill, indicating best
practices for recidivism mitigation include graduated
sanctions and incentives. No other testimony was provided.
The House Committee recommended the bill be placed
on the Consent Calendar.
*Supplemental notes are prepared by the Legislative Research
Department and do not express legislative intent. The supplemental
note and fiscal note for this bill may be accessed on the Internet at
Fiscal Information
According to the fiscal note prepared by the Division of
the Budget on the bill, the Department of Corrections
indicates enactment of the bill would have no fiscal effect on
the agency.
Parole; parole officer; postrelease supervision

2- 2275

Statutes affected:
As introduced: 75-5216