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VASB1266EngrossAdmission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Eliminates provisions regarding the rebuttable presumptions against being admitted to bail. Admission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Eliminates provisions regarding the rebutta...
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2021-02-25
House amendments agreed to by Senate (21-Y 18-N)
VAHB2110EnrollPretrial data collection. Requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to collect and disseminate, on an annual basis, statewide and locality-level data related to adults charged with criminal offenses punishable by confinement in jail or a t...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1315EngrossCriminal proceedings; consideration of mental condition and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Permits the admission of evidence offered by the defendant concerning a defendant's mental condition at the time of an alleged offense, including...
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2021-02-25
House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N)
VASB1391EnrollPretrial data collection. Requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to collect and disseminate, on an annual basis, statewide and locality-level data related to adults charged with criminal offenses punishable by confinement in jail or a t...
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2021-02-25
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2038EnrollProbation, revocation, and suspension of sentence; limitations. Limits the amount of active incarceration a court can impose as a result of a revocation hearing for a probation violation. The bill provides that if the court finds the basis of a viola...
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2021-02-25
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2038ER)
VAHB2004EngrossVirginia Freedom of Information Act; law-enforcement criminal incident information; criminal investigative files. Adds criminal investigative files, defined in the bill, relating to a criminal investigation or proceeding that is not ongoing, also def...
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2021-02-25
Passed Senate with substitute (22-Y 17-N)
VASB1138EngrossSexually transmitted infections; infected sexual battery. Provides that any person who is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection and engages in sexual behavior that poses a substantial risk of transmission to another person according to curr...
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2021-02-25
Senators: Locke, McClellan, Surovell
VASB1339EngrossExpungement and sealing of police and court records; Expungement Fee Fund created; protection of public record information; penalties. Establishes a process for the sealing of police and court records, defined in the bill, of criminal records for cer...
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2021-02-25
Passed by temporarily
VAHB1992EnrollPurchase, possession, or transportation of firearms following conviction for assault and battery of a family or household member; penalties. Prohibits a person who has been convicted of assault and battery of a family or household member, as defined ...
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2021-02-25
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1992ER)
VASB1442EngrossPublic defender offices; County of Chesterfield. Establishes a public defender office for the County of Chesterfield. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Public defender offices; County of Chesterfield...
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2021-02-24
Passed by for the day
VASB1431EnrollUnrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant was previously determined to be unrestorably incompetent in the past two years, a competency report may recommend that the court find the defendant unrest...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1165EnrollAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of ...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1165ER)
VAHB2263EnrollAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2263ER)
VAHB2169EnrollSolicitation of prostitution; reorganization. Reorganizes the statute penalizing prostitution into two distinct sections. The penalties for all offenses remain unchanged. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB1867EnrollCompensating victims of crime; reporting requirement; sexual abuse. Provides that the requirement that the Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission find that police records show the crime was promptly reported no more than 120 hours after it occurre...
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2021-02-24
Signed by Speaker
VAHB2047EngrossCriminal proceedings; consideration of mental condition and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Permits the admission of evidence concerning a defendant's mental condition at the time of an alleged offense, including expert testimony, if suc...
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2021-02-24
Delegates: Bourne, Watts, Coyner
VAHB2258EnrollSubstantial Risk Order Registry; maintenance and access. Authorizes the Department of State Police to release Substantial Risk Order Registry information upon request to institutions of higher education and other research organizations or institution...
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2021-02-24
Signed by Speaker
VAHB2233EnrollOrders of restitution; enforcement. Provides that an order of restitution shall be docketed in the name of the Commonwealth, or a locality if applicable, on behalf of a victim, unless the victim named in the order of restitution requests in writing t...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1272EnrollDisposition of the unrestorably incompetent defendant; capital murder charge; inpatient custody of the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that a court may commit a capital murder defendant to the ...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1426EnrollOrders of restitution; enforcement. Provides that an order of restitution shall be docketed in the name of the Commonwealth, or a locality if applicable, on behalf of a victim, unless the victim named in the order of restitution requests in writing t...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1261EngrossCourt of Appeals; jurisdiction; number of judges. Expands the jurisdiction of the Court of Appeals of Virginia by providing for an appeal of right in every civil case and provides that the granting of further appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia s...
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2021-02-24
Passed by for the day
VASB1242EnrollPersonal appearance by two-way electronic video and audio communication; entry of plea or nolle prosequi; adjudication of probation violations. Provides that with the consent of the court and all parties, an appearance in a court may be made by two-w...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1242ER)
VASB1316EnrollChild care providers; background check portability; subsidy pilot program; report. Exempts prospective employees and volunteers of certain child care providers from statutory background check requirements where the individual completed a background c...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1316ER)
VAHB2113EngrossAutomatic expungement of criminal records; penalties. Establishes a process for the automatic expungement, defined in the bill, of criminal records for certain convictions, deferred dispositions, and acquittals and for offenses that have been nolle p...
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2021-02-24
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB1895EnrollFines and costs; accrual of interest; deferral or installment payment agreements. Provides that no interest shall accrue on any fine or costs imposed in a criminal case or in a case involving a traffic infraction (i) for a period of 180 days followin...
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2021-02-24
Signed by Speaker
VASB1475EnrollExecution of search warrants. Provides that a search warrant for the search of any place of abode shall be executed by initial entry of the abode only in the daytime hours between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. unless (i) a judge or a magistrate, if a judge...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1475ER)
VAHB2331EngrossElimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates mandatory minimum sentences of confinement for certain crimes. The bill also provides a petition process for...
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2021-02-24
Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
VASB1122EnrollHabitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or ...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VASB1443EngrossElimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill directs the Secretary of ...
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2021-02-24
VOTE: Passage (56-Y 43-N)
VAHB1806EnrollSuspension or modification of sentence; transfer to the Department of Corrections. Provides that if a motion to suspend or otherwise modify a person's sentence is filed with the court that heard the case at any time before the person is transferred t...
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2021-02-24
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1806ER)
VAHB2092EnrollDepartment of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services; background checks; persons providing contractual services. Requires background checks for contract staff providing direct care services for Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental ...
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2021-02-24
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
VAHB2086EngrossChild care providers; background checks; portability. Exempts prospective employees and volunteers of certain child welfare agencies from statutory background check requirements where the individual completed a background check within the previous fi...
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2021-02-22
Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
VAHB2133EngrossIssuance of writ of vacatur for victims of commercial sex trafficking. Establishes a procedure for victims of sex trafficking to file a petition of vacatur in circuit court to have certain convictions vacated and the police and court records expunged...
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2021-02-22
VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N)
VAHB2312EngrossMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-19
Senators: Ebbin, Lucas, McPike, Surovell, Dunnavant
VASB1406EngrossMarijuana; legalization; retail sales; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for simple possession of marijuana, modifies several other criminal penalties related to marijuana, and provides for an automatic expungement process for those convicted ...
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2021-02-19
Delegates: Herring, Mullin, Torian, Bagby, Knight
VASB1105EngrossPost-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific evidence. Provides that a person who was convicted of a felony offense, or who was adjudicated delinquent of an offense that would have been a felony offense if committed by an adult, may petitio...
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2021-02-12
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB1437EngrossPromises to appear after the issuance of a summons. Eliminates the requirement that a promise to appear be completed after the issuance of a summons for a misdemeanor offense or an administrative violation. The bill provides that an accused shall be ...
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2021-02-09
To House Courts: Criminal Committee
VASB1105Engross

Sine Die
Post-conviction relief; previously admitted scientific evidence. Provides that a person who was convicted of a felony offense, or who was adjudicated delinquent of an offense that would have been a felony offense if committed by an adult, may petitio...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1122Engross

Sine Die
Habitual offenders; repeal. Repeals the remaining provisions of the Habitual Offender Act. The bill also requires that the Commissioner of the Department of Motor Vehicles reinstate a person's privilege to drive a motor vehicle that was suspended or ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1138Engross

Sine Die
Sexually transmitted infections; infected sexual battery. Provides that any person who is diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection and engages in sexual behavior that poses a substantial risk of transmission to another person according to curr...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1165Engross

Sine Die
Abolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence. The bill provides that no person may be sentenced to death or put to death on or after its effective date for any violation of ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1266Engross

Sine Die
Admission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Eliminates provisions regarding the rebuttable presumptions against being admitted to bail. Admission to bail; rebuttable presumptions against bail. Eliminates provisions regarding the rebutta...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1431Engross

Sine Die
Unrestorably incompetent defendant; competency report. Provides that in cases where a defendant was previously determined to be unrestorably incompetent in the past two years, a competency report may recommend that the court find the defendant unrest...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1437Engross

Sine Die
Promises to appear after the issuance of a summons. Eliminates the requirement that a promise to appear be completed after the issuance of a summons for a misdemeanor offense or an administrative violation. The bill provides that an accused shall be ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1442Engross

Sine Die
Public defender offices; County of Chesterfield. Establishes a public defender office for the County of Chesterfield. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Public defender offices; County of Chesterfield...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1306Engross

Sine Die
Assault and battery; penalty. Eliminates the mandatory minimum term of confinement of six months for an assault and battery committed against a judge, magistrate, law-enforcement officer, correctional officer, person directly involved in the care, tr...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1272Engross

Sine Die
Disposition of the unrestorably incompetent defendant; capital murder charge; inpatient custody of the Commissioner of the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. Provides that a court may commit a capital murder defendant to the ...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1315Engross

Sine Die
Criminal proceedings; consideration of mental condition and intellectual and developmental disabilities. Permits the admission of evidence offered by the defendant concerning a defendant's mental condition at the time of an alleged offense, including...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
VASB1316Engross

Sine Die
Child care providers; background check portability; subsidy pilot program; report. Exempts prospective employees and volunteers of certain child care providers from statutory background check requirements where the individual completed a background c...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Health, Welfare and Institutions by voice vote
VASB1242Engross

Sine Die
Personal appearance by two-way electronic video and audio communication; entry of plea or nolle prosequi; adjudication of probation violations. Provides that with the consent of the court and all parties, an appearance in a court may be made by two-w...
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2021-02-08
Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice by voice vote
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