Task force on penal code sends latest report to help reform HB463 or propose new law

12/16/2011 02:39 PM

With many successes since the signing of HB463 come more challenges among agencies to successfully tackle the penal reform and controlled substances act.

Since receiving updates from agencies enacting the penal reform bill, the task force is
developing a series of new recommendations for future reforms.

Reforming the penal code is a top priority for the task force. But with the reform comes challenges, task force co-chair and state Rep. John Tilley said a committee meeting today.

The members will also look at issues such as creating synthetic drug
statues, clarifying deferred prosecutions, and clarifying misdemeanor citation and arrest powers.

There are 22 recommendations the task force will make for reforming HB463 or possible new legislation.

-Reporting and video production by Nick Storm.


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