5 bills added to the House including shortening Municipal probation

CHEYENNE, Wy.(KGWN)- There are now just 5 days until the 2018 Legislative session. Everyday leading up to the Legislature more bills are being submitted by lawmakers. On Wednesday February 7, 5 more bills were added to the House agenda. This bumps up the total of bills in this session to 195 between the State House and Senate.

One of the bills added on Wednesday looks to amend the maximum probation period for municipal crime offenders.

The measure was submitted by Rep. Hallinan of Campbell/Lincoln/Sublette Counties. The bill is also co-sponsored by Representatives from Park and Albany counties.

House Bill 112 will amend the authority of municipal judges in relation to the Court Supervised Treatment Programs Act. The measure would only allow judges to place a defendant on probation for a maximum of 12 months. Currently the states a judge can issue up to 36 months.
An important item to note, this measure would only apply to Municipal Court Crimes.

The bill would take effect July 1 if passed.

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