VA SB1104 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carry Foward to future SB1104


Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Republican 5-1)
Status: Engrossed on February 1 2021 - 50% progression, died in chamber
Action: 2021-02-08 - Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Parole; notice and certification; monthly reports. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall release a prisoner no sooner than 21 business days after the date of notification by the Virginia Parole Board (the Board) to the appropriate attorney for the Commonwealth of the decision to grant parole. The bill authorizes the Board to make such notification electronically and by certified mail; under current law only certified mail may be used. The bill requires that the monthly reports issued by the Board regarding actions taken on the parole of prisoners (i) be published on the last day of the month and (ii) include the offenses of which prisoners considered for parole were convicted, the jurisdictions in which such offenses were committed, and the amount of time served by such prisoners. However, a prisoner's name shall be included on report only if the attorney for the Commonwealth and any victims have been notified; otherwise, inclusion on the report is delayed to the following month. The bill requires that when notice is sent to a victim of the victim's right to present evidence to the Board of the impact that the release of a prisoner will have on the victim, such notice shall also be sent to the attorney for the Commonwealth and the director of the victim/witness program of the jurisdiction in which the prisoner's offense occurred.

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Parole; notice and certification, monthly reports.


Roll Calls

2021-02-02 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (Y: 39 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-28 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (Y: 38 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2021-01-27 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (Y: 15 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2021-01-15 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (Y: 14 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2021-02-08HouseContinued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
2021-02-05HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2021-02-05HouseRead first time
2021-02-05HousePlaced on Calendar
2021-02-02SenateRead third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
2021-02-01SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1104S1
2021-02-01SenateAmendment by Senator Morrisey withdrawn
2021-02-01SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 21103121D-S1
2021-02-01SenateReading of substitute waived
2021-02-01SenateRead second time
2021-01-29SenatePassed by for the day
2021-01-28SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
2021-01-27SenateReported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)
2021-01-15SenateRereferred to Finance and Appropriations
2021-01-15SenateCommittee substitute printed 21103121D-S1
2021-01-15SenateIncorporates SB1293 (DeSteph)
2021-01-15SenateReported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
2020-12-02SenateReferred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
2020-12-02SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100482D

Same As/Similar To

SB1104 (Carry Over) 2021-02-08 - Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
SB1293 (Similar To) 2021-01-15 - Incorporated by Rehabilitation and Social Services

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
531136(n/a)See Bill Text
531155(n/a)See Bill Text

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