VA SB811 | 2021 | Regular Session

Note: Carryover of previous SB811


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Engrossed on February 10 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-03-02 - Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
Pending: House Courts of Justice Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Comm Sub) [HTML]


Sentencing in a criminal case; jury trial. Provides that in a criminal case the court shall ascertain the extent of the punishment, unless the accused has requested that the jury ascertain punishment or was found guilty of capital murder.

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Sentencing in a criminal case; procedure for trial by jury, ascertainment of punishment, etc.


Roll Calls

2020-02-11 - Senate - Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (Y: 23 N: 17 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]
2020-02-07 - Senate - Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (Y: 37 N: 0 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2020-02-05 - Senate - Senate: Reported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (Y: 10 N: 5 NV: 0 Abs: 0) [PASS]


2020-03-02HouseContinued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
2020-02-28HouseSubcommittee recommends continuing to 2021 by voice vote
2020-02-18HouseAssigned Courts sub: Criminal
2020-02-14HouseReferred to Committee for Courts of Justice
2020-02-14HouseRead first time
2020-02-14HousePlaced on Calendar
2020-02-11SenateRead third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N)
2020-02-10SenateEngrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB811S1
2020-02-10SenateCommittee substitute agreed to 20107869D-S1
2020-02-10SenateReading of substitute waived
2020-02-10SenateRead second time
2020-02-07SenateConstitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
2020-02-05SenateCommittee substitute printed 20107869D-S1
2020-02-05SenateReported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 5-N)
2020-01-24SenateAssigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
2020-01-08SenateReferred to Committee on the Judiciary
2020-01-08SenatePrefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103829D

Same As/Similar To

SB811 (Carry Over) 2020-03-02 - Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice by voice vote

Code Citations

ChapterArticleSectionCitation TypeStatute Text
192295.1(n/a)See Bill Text
192295.3(n/a)See Bill Text

Virginia State Sources

Bill Comments