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HB 0168 - Penal institutions; certain information within inmate files of the Department of Corrections shall not be classified as confidential state secrets when requested by the district attorney; provide

Tracking Level: Monitor
Sponsor: Jesse Petrea
Last Action: 7/1/2021 - Effective Date
House Committee: Judiciary - Non-Civil
Senate Committee: Public Safety
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Staff Analysis of the Legislation

HB 168 amends Code Section 42-5-36 of the OCGA to declassify, upon the district attorney’s request, the inmate files of inmates sentenced for violent felonies or dangerous sexual offenses against minors. The district attorney may only request such information for the purpose of submitting information or filing a written objection, and the provided records are not subject to public disclosure requirements. All confidentiality violations can be charged with a misdemeanor.  

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