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First Substitute H.B. 395
8 LONG TITLE
9 General Description:
10 This bill enacts a provision in the Utah Criminal Code related to the incarceration of
11 convicted felons who are illegally in the United States.
12 Highlighted Provisions:
13 This bill:
14 . provides that the Board of Pardons and Parole may release a prisoner who is
15 illegally in the United States and has not completed the indeterminate sentence
16 imposed by the court to the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement
17 for deportation;
18 . provides qualifying criteria for the release; and
19 . provides for revocation of the release if the prisoner returns illegally to the United
21 Monies Appropriated in this Bill:
23 Other Special Clauses:
25 Utah Code Sections Affected:
27 64-13-38.5, Utah Code Annotated 1953
29 Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Utah:
30 Section 1. Section 64-13-38.5 is enacted to read:
31 64-13-38.5. Release of prisoner with detainer -- Eligibility -- Revocation of release.
32 (1) Notwithstanding any law to the contrary, the Board of Pardons and Parole, hereafter
33 referred to in this section as "the board," shall, prior to the parole release of an illegal
34 immigrant prisoner, ensure that:
35 (a) there is a detainer in place lodged by the United States Immigration and Customs
36 Enforcement for deportation of the prisoner; and
37 (b) the prisoner has served at least a minimum amount of time of the sentence imposed
38 by the court as determined by the board.
39 (2) (a) If a prisoner who is released to the United States Immigration and Customs
40 Enforcement under Subsection (1) returns illegally to the United States, on notification from a
41 federal or state law enforcement agency that the prisoner is in custody, the board may revoke
42 the prisoner's release.
43 (b) The prisoner is not eligible for parole or any other release from confinement until
44 the remainder of the sentence of imprisonment is served or as determined by the board.
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