Thursday, September 21, 2006

An update on my Boswell post from earlier:

I just received an email from Shawn Rolland, Boswell's press secretary, concerning my post from earlier. Here's a correction to what I said about SF 2275 from his email:

Lamberti Voted to Shrink Mandatory Minimum Sentences for Convicted Murderers, Rapists, Armed Robbers and Kidnappers. Sen. Lamberti voted to reduce the mandatory minimum sentences for convicted murderers, rapists, armed robbers and kidnappers from 85% of the maximum sentence to 70%, allowing them to be released early from prison. [SF 2275, 4/15/04, HJ 1459, passed, Lamberti voted "aye"]

A couple of facts that aren't in that correction, though:

The bill passed the Senate on March 17 of 2004, by a vote of 49-0.

After amendments in the house, it passed the Senate again on April 15, 2004, by a vote of 46-0.

So, I guess, if Jeff Lamberti voted to shrink sentences for murderers, rapists, armed robbers and kidnappers, so did every other member (except one) of the Iowa Senate in 2004.


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