VA SB1437 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on January 8 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-30 - Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 8-N)
Text: Latest bill text (Prefiled) [HTML]


Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes; investigations and reports by probation officers. Provides that a person is entitled to parole who 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 after the time that the abolition of parole went into effect (January 1, 1995). The bill also allows a presentence report to be made available for review without a court order to incarcerated persons who are eligible for release by the Virginia Parole Board, or to such person's counsel.

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Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes, investigations and reports.


Roll Calls

2019-01-30 - Senate - Senate: Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 8-N) (Y: 7 N: 8 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [FAIL]


2019-01-30SenateFailed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (7-Y 8-N)
2019-01-08SenateReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2019-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19103814D

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
192299(n/a)See Bill Text
531165.1(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments