|00:00:00||EXEMPTION IF THEY HELD THEM FOR FOUR YEARS OF A FOUR-YEAR SENTENCE.|
|00:00:04||THE PERSON SERVED ALL OF THE TIME OF A FOUR-YEAR SENTENCE, THEY HELD THEM FOR FOUR YEARS, SAME OFFENSE, THEY WOULD NOT HAVE TO PAY.|
|00:00:15||IF THE STATE HELD THEM 10 YEARS OF A 20-YEAR SENTENCE, THEY WOULD HAVE TO PAY.|
|00:00:20||I THINK IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE IF WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY IN COMMITTEE TO DEVELOP THIS ISSUE TO SEE IF IT MADE ANY SENSE OR NOT.|
|00:00:27||WE WERE DENIED THAT OPPORTUNITY.|
|00:00:28||THEREFORE I WILL OPPOSE THE AMENDMENT.|
|00:00:30||I YIELD BACK THE BALANCE OF MY TIME.|
|00:00:32||THE CHAIRMAN: THE GENTLEMAN YIELDS BACK THE BALANCE OF HIS TIME.|
|00:00:34||ALL TIME HAS EXPIRED. THE QUESTION IS ON THE AMENDMENT OFFERED BY THE GENTLEMAN FROM ARIZONA.|
|00:00:37||THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE AMENDMENT WILL SAY AYE.|
|00:00:40||THOSE OPPOSED WILL SAY NO.|
|00:00:41||IN THE OPINION OF THE CHAIR, THE AYES HAVE IT.|
|00:00:46||SALMON: MR. CHAIRMAN, I REQUEST A RECORDED VOTE, AND PENDING THAT, I MAKE A POINT OF ORDER THAT A QUORUM IS NOT PRESENT.|
Mr. SCOTT. Mr. Chairman, I yield myself 2 minutes.
Mr. Chairman, this may be a no-brainer, but it would have been nice if we had brought it up under the normal procedure so we would have time to evaluate it.
Under this amendment, a State would have to pay if they hold somebody for 10 years of a 20-year sentence and then let them go because they only served half the time. But they would have an exemption if they held them for 4 years of a 4-year sentence. If the person served all of the time of a 4-year sentence, held them for 4 years, same offense, they would not have to pay. If the State had held them for 10 years of a 20-year sentence, they would have to pay.
I think it would have been nice if we had the opportunity in committee to develop this issue, to see if it made any sense or not. We were denied that opportunity, and, therefore, I will oppose the amendment.