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Proposal would strip Hogan of parole decision

Posted at 6:44 AM, Mar 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 06:44:53-04

A new measure would strip Governor Larry Hogan's power to decide if someone sentenced to life in prison is granted parole. 

The proposal would leave these decisions solely for the state's parole commission.

State law currently says once the decision is made that someone is eligible for parole the governor has 180 days to deny the board's decision. 

The governor voiced his opposition to the bill on Facebook saying it removes needed oversight from the executive office.