VA HB477 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 5-0)
Status: Enrolled on March 18 2020 - 75% progression
Action: 2020-03-20 - Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [HTML]


Juveniles; trial as adult. Increases from 14 years of age to 16 years of age the minimum age at which a juvenile must be tried as an adult in circuit court for murder or aggravated malicious wounding; however, if the juvenile is 14 years of age or older but younger than 16 years of age, the court, on motion of the attorney for the Commonwealth, shall hold a transfer hearing. The minimum age is also raised from 14 to 16 for certain charges requiring notice of intent to try such juvenile as an adult by the attorney for the Commonwealth. In order to be tried as an adult in circuit court for the charges that under current law require notice of intent to proceed with trial as an adult by the attorney for the Commonwealth, the bill requires that (i) a report concerning the juvenile be prepared by the court services unit or other qualified agency and (ii) the attorney for the Commonwealth provide written notice that he intends to proceed with a preliminary hearing for trial of such juvenile as an adult, including affirmation that he has read the report.

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Juveniles; trial as adult.


Roll Calls

2020-03-07 - Senate - Senate: Conference report agreed to by Senate (31-Y 9-N) (Y: 30 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-03-05 - House - House: VOTE: Adoption (71-Y 28-N) (Y: 71 N: 27 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-24 - Senate - Senate: Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-20 - House - House: VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N) (Y: 0 N: 97 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [FAIL]
2020-02-17 - Senate - Senate: Passed Senate with substitute (30-Y 9-N) (Y: 29 N: 9 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-14 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-12 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (Y: 12 N: 3 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-31 - House - House: VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (Y: 98 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-27 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (Y: 19 N: 0 NV: 2 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-01-22 - House - House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N) (Y: 6 N: 0 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-20 Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
2020-03-20HouseEnrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
2020-03-19HouseSigned by Speaker
2020-03-18SenateSigned by President
2020-03-18HouseBill text as passed House and Senate (HB477ER)
2020-03-07SenateConference report agreed to by Senate (31-Y 9-N)
2020-03-05HouseVOTE: Adoption (71-Y 28-N)
2020-03-05HouseConference report agreed to by House (71-Y 28-N)
2020-03-05HouseConference substitute printed 20109534D-H2
2020-03-05 Conference: Amended by conference committee
2020-02-27SenateSenators: Edwards, Morrissey, Stanley
2020-02-27SenateConferees appointed by Senate
2020-02-26HouseDelegates: Guzman, Mullin, Collins
2020-02-26HouseConferees appointed by House
2020-02-25HouseHouse acceded to request
2020-02-24SenateSenate requested conference committee
2020-02-24SenateSenate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-20HouseVOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N)
2020-02-20HouseSenate substitute rejected by House 20108212D-S1 (0-Y 98-N)
2020-02-19HousePassed by for the day
2020-02-19HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-17SenatePassed Senate with substitute (30-Y 9-N)
2020-02-17SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB477S1
2020-02-17SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20108212D-S1
2020-02-17SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-17SenateRead third time
2020-02-14SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
2020-02-12SenateCommittee substitute printed 20108212D-S1
2020-02-12SenateReported from Judiciary with substitute (12-Y 3-N)
2020-02-03SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-02-03SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-01-31HouseVOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N)
2020-01-31HouseRead third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
2020-01-30HouseEngrossed by House - committee substitute HB477H1
2020-01-30HouseCommittee substitute agreed to 20106147D-H1
2020-01-30HouseRead second time
2020-01-29HouseRead first time
2020-01-27HouseIncorporates HB1440 (Jones)
2020-01-27HouseCommittee substitute printed 20106147D-H1
2020-01-27HouseReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N)
2020-01-22HouseSubcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
2020-01-17HouseAssigned Courts sub: Criminal
2020-01-03HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-01-03HousePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100082D

Same As/Similar To

HB1440 (Similar To) 2020-01-27 - Incorporated by Courts of Justice

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
161241(n/a)See Bill Text
161269.1(n/a)See Bill Text
161269.2(n/a)See Bill Text
161277.1(n/a)See Bill Text

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