Abstract: Relative to the powers and duties of the committee on parole, provides that the
committee's determination of time is not to exceed five years for the release of any offender
who has been convicted of a felony and sentenced to imprisonment.
Present law provides that the committee on parole shall have certain powers and duties, including
but not limited to the determination of time and conditions of release on parole of any offender who
has been convicted of a felony and sentenced to imprisonment, and confined in any penal or
correctional institution in this state.
Proposed law amends present law to provide that the committee's determination of time is not to
exceed five years for the release on parole of any offender who has been convicted of a felony and
sentenced to imprisonment.
(Amends R.S. 15:574.2(D)(1))

Statutes affected:
HB643 Original: 15:2(D)(1)