§15-9-4. Criminal sentencing research.
The governor's committee on crime, delinquency and correction shall conduct comprehensive research on the state's criminal sanctioning process for adult offenders. The purpose of the research is to promote a fuller understanding of this state's criminal justice system, and shall include the review of issues of sentence length imposed, actual sentence length served, parole eligibility, parole revocation, determinate or indeterminate sentences, availability of alternatives to incarceration for certain offenses, and the respective roles that each of these and other criminal sanction issues may play in the increased demand for prison bed space. The committee shall report to the governor and the Legislature on or before the first day of January, two thousand four, and at its discretion thereafter, the findings of its research and make any recommendations for modifications of criminal sentencing laws or procedures provided that no such recommendations or modifications shall become effective without further action of the Legislature.