Bill Text: VA HB1689 | 2019 | Regular Session | Prefiled


Bill Title: Parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 16-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-05 - Left in Courts of Justice [HB1689 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2019-HB1689-Prefiled.html
19101978D
HOUSE BILL NO. 1689
Offered January 9, 2019
Prefiled December 7, 2018
A BILL to amend and reenact §53.1-165.1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to parole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes.
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Patron-- Lindsey
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Committee Referral Pending
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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That §53.1-165.1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§53.1-165.1. Limitation on the application of parole statutes.

A. The provisions of this article, except §§53.1-160 and 53.1-160.1, shall not apply to any sentence imposed or to any prisoner incarcerated upon a conviction for a felony offense committed on or after January 1, 1995. Any person sentenced to a term of incarceration for a felony offense committed on or after January 1, 1995, shall not be eligible for parole upon that offense.

B. The provisions of this article shall apply to any person who was sentenced by a jury prior to June 9, 2000, for a noncapital felony offense committed on or after January 1, 1995, where the jury was not instructed on the abolition of parole, and who remains incarcerated for such offense on July 1, 2019.

C. The Parole Board shall establish procedures for consideration of parole of persons entitled under subsection B consistent with the provisions of § 53.1-154 allowing for extension of time for reasonable cause.

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