VA HB1224 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 7 2020 - 25% progression, died in committee
Action: 2020-01-31 - Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Conditional release of geriatric prisoners; exceptions. Prohibits persons serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction of murder in the first degree or a sexually violent offense, if the offense resulting in such conviction occurred on or after July 1, 2020, from petitioning the Parole Board for conditional release. Under current law, such persons may petition the Parole Board when such persons reach age 65 and have served at least five years of their sentence or reach age 60 and have served at least 10 years of their sentence. The prohibition does not apply to any person who is serving a life sentence for any crime other than homicide and who was under the age of 18 at the time of the commission of the offense.

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Geriatric prisoners; conditional release, exceptions.



2020-01-31HouseContinued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
2020-01-07HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-01-07HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104264D

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ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
53140.01(n/a)See Bill Text

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