This bill would allow incarcerated individuals who committed nonviolent offenses and who were sentenced according to the statutory sentencing range or Alabama's Habitual Felony Offender Act (HFOA) prior to October 1, 2013, to become eligible for resentencing according to current sentencing standards.
Under existing law, an individual who was convicted of a nonviolent crime prior to October 1, 2013, was sentenced according to the statutory sentencing range or the Habitual Felony Offender Act.
We support this bill.
On February 2, HB 24 was read and assigned to the House Judiciary Committee. On February 4, it passed out of committee and was sent to the Alabama House floor for a vote. On February 9, it passed out of the Alabama House and was sent to the Alabama Senate. On March 9, it was assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee where it pended committee action. On May 17, HB 24 failed due to the legislative session being officially declared "sine die", or in other words finished.
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