§62-12-12a. Parole board panels.
(a) The board shall sit in panels of three members for the
purpose of conducting hearings and making determinations concerning
the release of any inmate on parole, conducting hearings and making
determinations regarding the revocation of parole, considering any
eligible parolee for release from further supervision and discharge
from parole, conducting parole interviews and conducting any other
hearing provided for in this article. Membership on each panel
shall be appointed on a rotating basis by the chairperson of the
board. Two members of each panel shall constitute a quorum for the
transaction of official business.
(b) When the board sits in panels as herein authorized, each
panel shall act in the same manner and under the same authority as
the full board. All authority, duties, powers and responsibilities
of the board on any matter brought before the panel for hearing
shall be exercised by the panel as though heard and decided by the
full board. Decisions of each panel shall constitute a decision of
the board. All procedures of the board relating to the conduct of
hearings shall apply to hearings before the panels of the board.