Community Supervision Significant Enactment Database


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NCSL has partnered with Arnold Ventures to develop a database of significant state law enactments related to community supervision. The topics list below describes how enactments are defined and organized.

Use this database to search recently enacted legislation by state, topic, keyword, year (since 2019) or primary author. To select multiple items (e.g., state or topic) in the database lists, click in the checkboxes next to your desired selections. To select all items click on the All Topics or All States box.


For faster performance, please use the fields below to filter your results. If you select nothing, the default search will pick up all topics and states in the most recent session year available. The full text of bills is available by clicking on the bill number. This feature is available for bills from 2015 and later.

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Database Topics

  • Length of Supervision: Tracks bills relating to changes to time on supervision such as supervision length caps and credits for complying with the terms of supervision.
  • Violations: Tracks bills relating to changes to what constitutes supervision violations and the outcome of those violations.
  • Conditions: Tracks bills relating to the conditions that can be set for supervision.
  • Fees: Tracks bills relating to changes to fees associated with supervision or state action to mitigate costs associated with those fees for individuals under supervision.
  • Eligibility: Tracks bills relating to who is eligible to be placed under community supervision.
  • Administration of Supervision: Tracks bills relating to management of community supervision, parole boards (including changes to parole board composition, eligibility, and procedures), parole and probation officer authority, job duties and training.
  • Fines and Fees Impact on Supervision: Tracks bills relating to the nonpayment of fines, fees, restitution or other court debt resulting from a sentence that impacts parole time, earned time or compliance credits.