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CONCURRENT RESOLUTIONS—JUNE 25, 1998 112 STAT. 3683 Whereas more, than two-thirds of the persons under correctional supervision are currently on parole and not incarcerated; Whereas one in three offenders admitted to State prisons were on probation or parole violators; Whereas the Federal Government eliminated parole in 1984 and prisoners convicted of Federal crimes now serve at least 85 percent of their sentences; Whereas under current Federal law, States are eligible for prison construction funds if they keep felons in prison for at least 85 percent of their sentence; Whereas in 1996, at least 25 States, among them Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, (Jeorgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington, have laws that meet the 85 percent of sentence served requirements set forth in the 1994 crime bill; and Whereas the National Association of Police Organizations, the International Chiefs of Police, the Fraternal Order of Police, the National Association of Chiefs of Police, the National District Attome/s Association, and the Safe Streets Coalition support the concept of an 85 percent minimum length of service for violent criminals: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring). That it is the sense of the Congress that— (1) Congress commends Arizona, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Virginia, and Washington for their existing efforts with respect to prison time served by criminal offenders; (2) Congress encourages all remaining States to adopt as quickly as possible legislation to increase the time served by violent felons; and (3) with respect to Federal crimes. Congress reemphasizes its support for the requirement that individuals who commit violent crimes should serve at least 85 percent of their sentence. Agreed to June 15, 1998. ADJOURNMENT—HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES June 25, 1998 AND SENATE [H. Con. Res. 297] Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), That when the House adjourns on the legislative day of Thursday, June 25, 1998, it stand adjourned until 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, 1998, or until noon pn the second day after Members are notified to reassemble pursuant to section 2 of this concurrent resolution, whichever occurs first; and that when the Senate recesses or adjourns at the close of business on Friday, June 26, 1998, Saturday, June 27, 1998, or Sunday, June 28, 1998, pursuant to a motion made by the Majority Leader, or his designee, in