VA HB5148 | 2020 | 1st Special Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 17-0)
Status: Engrossed on September 9 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-09-18 - Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
Pending: Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Amended) [HTML]


Department of Corrections; earned sentence credits. Establishes a four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of earned sentence credits. The bill also specifies certain crimes that are subject to the maximum 4.5 earned sentence credits for each 30 days served that is permitted under current law. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2021, and requires the calculation of earned sentence credits to apply retroactively to the entire sentence of any inmate who is confined in a state correctional facility and participating in the earned sentence credit system on July 1, 2021. As introduced, this bill was a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.

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Earned sentence credits; max. of 4.5 credits may be earned for each 30 days served on certain sent.


Roll Calls

2020-09-18 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (8-Y 6-N) (Y: 8 N: 6 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-16 - Senate - Senate: Rereferred from Judiciary (12-Y 0-N) (Y: 12 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-10 - House - House: VOTE: Passage #2 (54-Y 41-N) (Y: 54 N: 41 NV: 4 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-10 - House - House: VOTE: Passage (53-Y 43-N) (Y: 53 N: 43 NV: 3 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-04 - House - House: Reported from Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 9-N) (Y: 13 N: 9 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-09-02 - House - House: Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 9-N) (Y: 11 N: 9 NV: 1 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-09-18SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2020-09-18SenateReported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (8-Y 6-N)
2020-09-16SenateRereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
2020-09-16SenateRereferred from Judiciary (12-Y 0-N)
2020-09-15SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-09-15SenateConstitutional reading dispensed
2020-09-10HouseVOTE: Passage #2 (54-Y 41-N)
2020-09-10HousePassed House (54-Y 41-N)
2020-09-10HouseReconsideration of passage agreed to by House
2020-09-10HouseVOTE: Passage (53-Y 43-N)
2020-09-10HouseRead third time and passed House (53-Y 43-N)
2020-09-09HouseEngrossed by House - floor substitute HB5148H3
2020-09-09HouseSubstitute by Delegate Scott agreed to 20201159D-H3
2020-09-09HouseAppropriations Committee substitute rejected 20201142D-H2
2020-09-09HouseCourts of Justice Committee substitute rejected 20201113D-H1
2020-09-09HouseRead second time
2020-09-09HouseFloor substitute printed 20201159D-H3 (Scott)
2020-09-08HouseRead first time
2020-09-04HouseCommittee substitute printed 20201142D-H2
2020-09-04HouseReported from Appropriations with substitute (13-Y 9-N)
2020-09-02HouseReferred to Committee on Appropriations
2020-09-02HouseCommittee substitute printed 20201113D-H1
2020-09-02HouseReported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 9-N)
2020-09-01HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-09-01HousePresented and ordered printed 20201069D

Code Citations

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531202.3(n/a)See Bill Text

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