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HB 0984 - Criminal procedure; sentencing; change provisions

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: James Burchett
Last Action: 1/1/2021 - Effective Date
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil
Senate Committee: Judiciary
Assigned To:
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 984 amends Article 1 of Chapter 10 of Title 17 of the OCGA to grant the sentencing court more time to hear arguments in regard to motions that would modify a defendant’s sentence by removing the requirements for an issued order or for time limits on hearing the matter. If a defendant is at liberty under bond during an appeal’s pendency, the prosecuting attorney must notify the defendant of the sentence’s commencement within 90 days of a remittitur from the appellate court. The bill also clarifies the computation of sentence time to include pre and post-trial confinement and exceptions to this computation.

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