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Rule 2.111 - Emergency suspension of enforcement

(a) Upon a declaration of a national emergency by the President of the United States and/or the declaration of emergency by one or more Governors of the compact member states in response to a crisis, the Commission may, by majority vote, authorize the Executive Committee to temporarily suspend enforcement of Commission rules or parts thereof, but shall not suspend enforcement of any Compact powers and duties specified in the statute. Such suspension shall be justified based upon:

  1. The degree of disruption of procedures or timeframes regulating the movement of offenders under the applicable provisions of the Compact, which is the basis for the suspension;
  2. The degree of benefit (or detriment) of such suspension to the offender and/or public safety; and
  3. The anticipated duration of the emergency.

(b) The length of any suspension shall be subject to the length of the national/state declaration(s) of emergency, or preemptively concluded by majority vote of the Executive Committee, whichever occurs sooner.

(c) States shall still maintain all of their duties under the Compact, unless instructed otherwise.

History: Adopted April 21, 2020, effective April 21, 2020. 

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