VA HB1689 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)
Status: Introduced on December 7 2018 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-05 - Left in Courts of Justice
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that a person is entitled to parole if (i) such person was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v. Commonwealth, 260 Va. 104 (June 9, 2000), in which the Court held that a jury should be instructed on the fact that parole has been abolished, for a noncapital felony committed on or after the abolition of parole going into effect (on January 1, 1995) and (ii) the jury was not instructed on the abolition of parole.

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Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes.


Roll Calls

2019-01-21 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 2-N) (Y: 6 N: 2 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2019-02-05HouseLeft in Courts of Justice
2019-01-21HouseSubcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (6-Y 2-N)
2019-01-18HouseAssigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
2018-12-07HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2018-12-07HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101978D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
531165.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments