Honorable Jerry Madden, Chair, House Committee on Corrections
John S. O'Brien, Deputy Director, Legislative Budget Board
HB550 by Phillips (Relating to the preparation of a presentence report in a felony case.), As Introduced
The bill would amend the Code of Criminal Procedure by removing the option for a defendant to request that the judge require preparation of a presentence report in certain circumstances in which the judge otherwise is not required to have a report prepared. The bill would take effect September 1, 2005.
Under current statute, if a defendant requests a presentence report when a report is not otherwise required, the judge must order the report be prepared. There would be a savings associated with any reduction in the number of reports prepared, but the amount is anticipated to be insignificant.
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