Bill Text: VA HB5034 | 2020 | 1st Special Session | Prefiled

Bill Title: Correctional facility, local or state; mandatory reporting of all offenders released.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2020-08-25 - Referred to Committee on Appropriations [HB5034 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2020-HB5034-Prefiled.html
Offered August 18, 2020
Prefiled August 17, 2020
A BILL to require the mandatory reporting of all offenders released from a local correctional facility or state correctional facility before the completion of the offender's sentence.
Patron-- Miyares
Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. §1. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Department of Corrections and all local correctional facilities shall provide the Virginia State Crime Commission with the name, last known address, criminal history information, length of sentence for which the offender was incarcerated, reason for early release, and remaining time on such length of sentence for each offender in the custody of the Department of Corrections or such local correctional facility. For purposes of this reporting requirement, a reason for early release includes any release on discretionary parole, any conditional release of geriatric prisoners, or any other early release that is not based on earned sentence credits, good conduct allowances, or any other good time credit. The Virginia State Crime Commission shall publish the names of such offenders along with the reason for early release on its website. The Virginia State Crime Commission shall work with the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia to track any future criminal charges and convictions against such offenders. The Virginia State Crime Commission shall provide an annual report concerning the release of such offenders and any future criminal charges and convictions for such offenders to the General Assembly by November 15 of every year.