House Bill 463

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3:47 pm
Mon January 14, 2013

Lawmaker: Penal Code Reforms Are Working

A new law that allows alternative sentencing for non-violent misdemeanor offenses to ease jail overcrowding in Kentucky is beginning to show positive results.

That’s according to the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee.

Democrat John Tilley was one of the architects of the 2011 measure known as House Bill 463, which, among other things, emphasizes substance abuse treatment instead of incarceration as an option for misdemeanor drug crimes.

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