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SB 174: Georgia Council on Criminal Justice Reform; reform for individuals supervised under accountability courts; provide

Voted on Friday March 24, 2017

John Pezold's thoughts

SB 174 is a part of the Governor's Criminal Justice Reform package. This bill provides that the Council of Accountability Court Judges shall create and manage a certification peer review process to ensure that veteran court divisions are adhering to the standards and practices of the council and that veteran court divisions must adhere to the same policies, procedures, and standards of other accountability courts.

SB 174 also allows the Board of Community Supervision to provide educational programs for probationers and that it must create a Program and Treatment Completion Certificate that may be given to those probationers who successfully complete the program. The bill also grants the ability for judges to require payments of fines, fees, or restitution as a condition of probation which can be waived if the court finds significant hardship. Judges are granted the ability to provide the conditions of probation be imposed when a defendant is serving a split sentence.

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John Pezold's Vote

Vote Totals

The table below breaks down the total number of votes, and marks the majority vote.

Voted Total % Majority Vote?
Yea 156 86.7% Majority Vote
Nay 0 0%
Did not vote 2 1.1%
Excused 22 12.2%