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VASB5018EnrollConditional release of terminally ill prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense other than those enumerated in the bill as exceptions to eligibility and who is terminally ill as defined in t...
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2020-10-16
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5018ER)
VASB5034EnrollRelease of prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense other than those enumerated in the bill as exceptions to eligibility and who is terminally ill as defined in the bill is eligible for con...
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2020-10-16
Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5034ER)
VAHB5148EnrollDepartment of Corrections; earned sentence credits. Establishes a four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of earned sentence credits. The bill also specifies certain crimes that are subject to the maximum 4.5 earned sentence...
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2020-10-16
Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB5148ER)
VASB5017EnrollLocal correctional facility; definition. Provides that, for purposes of minimum standards for correctional facilities and enforcement of those standards, the term "local correctional facility" shall also include any facility owned, maintained, or ope...
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2020-10-14
Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 21, 2020
VASB5050EngrossParole; notice and certification; monthly reports. Provides that the Department of Corrections (the Department) shall release a prisoner no sooner than 21 business days after the date of notification by the Virginia Parole Board (the Board) to the ap...
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2020-09-22
Tabled in Courts of Justice (13-Y 7-N)
VASB5016IntroApplication of parole statutes for juveniles and persons committed upon felony offenses committed on or after January 1, 1995. Repeals the abolition of parole. The bill also provides that the Virginia Parole Board shall establish procedures for consi...
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2020-08-26
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (14-Y 0-N)
VAHB5015IntroParole, investigation prior to release. Provides that the Parole Board shall contact the victim prior to making any decision to release any inmate on discretionary parole and that the victim may present virtual testimony to the Board concerning the i...
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2020-08-26
Tabled in Courts of Justice (12-Y 9-N)
VAHB5097IntroCivil cause of action; intentional act or act of gross negligence by member of the Virginia Parole Board. Creates a civil cause of action against a member of the Parole Board for injury to or death of a person that is caused by a prisoner who is rele...
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2020-08-26
Tabled in Courts of Justice (12-Y 9-N)
VAHB5100IntroParole; investigation prior to release. Provides that the Parole Board shall contact the victim prior to making any decision to release any inmate on discretionary parole. The bill provides that the term "victim" includes a spouse, parent, sibling, o...
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2020-08-26
Tabled in Courts of Justice (12-Y 9-N)
VAHB5101IntroParole; monthly report. Requires that the monthly Parole; monthly report. Requires that the monthly report issued by the Virginia Parole Board regarding actions taken on the parole of prisoners include the offenses of which prisoners considered for p...
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2020-08-26
Tabled in Courts of Justice (12-Y 9-N)
VASB5103IntroEligibility for parole; murder. Provides that any person convicted of murder where the location of the body of the victim is unknown and the Parole Board has probable cause to believe that such person convicted has information concerning the location...
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2020-08-24
Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 6-N)
VAHB5035IntroConditional release of geriatric prisoners; exceptions. Prohibits persons serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction of murder in the first degree or a sexually violent offense, if the offense resulting in such conviction occurred on or after Janua...
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2020-08-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB5053IntroConditional release of geriatric, terminally ill, or permanently physically disabled prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill or permanen...
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2020-08-17
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB215PassReview of death of inmates in local correctional facilities; report. Provides that the Board of Corrections shall publish, on its website, an annual report summarizing the jail death reviews conducted by the Board within that year. The bill provides ...
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2020-05-21
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1287)
VAHB33PassParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that a person is eligible to be considered for parole if (i) such person was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1200)
VASB793PassParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that a person is eligible to be considered for parole if (i) such person was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v...
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2020-04-22
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1272)
VASB270PassPractice of pharmacy; regulation by Board of Pharmacy; report. Provides that compounding of drugs provided to the Department of Corrections for the purpose of carrying out an execution by lethal injection shall constitute the practice of pharmacy and...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1166)
VASB1023PassState correctional facilities; visitation. Sets visitation and search policies for visitors to state correctional facilities, including the circumstances under which visits may include or exclude personal contact. The bill prohibits strip searches an...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1170)
VASB1089PassVisiting state correctional facilities; strip searches of those entering. Provides that no child under the age of 18 who is seeking entrance to a state correctional facility shall be strip searched or subjected to a search of any body cavity under an...
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2020-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1181)
VASB491PassInquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. Provides that the provisions requiring (i) jail officers to ascertain the citizenship of any inmate taken into custody at a jail, (ii) officers in charge o...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0996)
VAHB1150PassInquiry and report of immigration status; persons charged with or convicted of certain crimes. Provides that the provisions requiring (i) jail officers to ascertain the citizenship of any inmate taken into custody at a jail, (ii) officers in charge o...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0995)
VASB1046PassClinical social workers; patient records; involuntary detention orders. Adds clinical social workers to the list of eligible providers that includes treating physicians and clinical psychologists who can disclose or recommend the withholding of patie...
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2020-04-09
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0945)
VASB837IntroCorrections Private Management Act; name change; private management prohibited. Removes the authority of the Director of the Department of Corrections pursuant to the Corrections Private Management Act (the Act) to enter into contracts with prison co...
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2020-04-08
Letter sent to the Department of Corrections
VAHB1328PassExchange of offender medical and mental health information and records. Provides that a health care provider who has been notified that a person to whom he has provided services within the last two years is committed to a local or regional correction...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0836)
VASB656PassExchange of offender medical and mental health information and records. Provides that a health care provider who has been notified that a person to whom he has provided services within the last two years is committed to a local or regional correction...
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2020-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0837)
VAHB909PassDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provisions that allow a person's driver's license to be suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense, (ii) for n...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0740)
VASB513PassDriver's license suspensions for certain non-driving related offenses. Removes the existing provisions that allow a person's driver's license to be suspended (i) when he is convicted of or placed on deferred disposition for a drug offense, (ii) for n...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0741)
VASB622PassState Board of Corrections; rename as the State Board of Local and Regional Jails; powers and duties. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Corrections to develop and establish operating procedures to maintain prisoners residing in state corre...
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2020-04-06
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0759)
VASB149PassCourthouse and courtroom security; assessment. Increases from $10 to $20 the maximum amount a local governing body may assess against a convicted defendant as part of the costs in a criminal or traffic case in district or circuit court to fund courth...
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2020-04-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0602)
VASB103PassJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 20 years of such sentence and...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0529)
VAHB1284PassCorrectional facilities; use of isolated confinement. Directs the Board of Corrections, in consultation with a stakeholder work group, to conduct a review of the standards and requirements governing, and the application and use of, isolated confineme...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0522)
VAHB1467PassPrisoners; obtaining certain identification documentation upon release. Requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to provide the assistance necessary for ...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0523)
VAHB1648PassState correctional facilities; treatment of prisoners known to be pregnant or who are parents of minor children. Provides for rules and regulations regarding the treatment, control, and education of prisoners known to be pregnant and prisoners who ar...
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2020-03-31
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0526)
VAHB1093PassPrisoners; obtaining certain identification documentation upon release. Requires the Department of Corrections and the sheriff, jail superintendent, or other jail administrator of a local correctional facility to provide the assistance necessary for ...
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2020-03-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0484)
VASB518EngrossChanging the Commonwealth's biennial appropriations to begin in odd-numbered years. Provides that the Commonwealth's biennial appropriations start on July 1 of odd-numbered years beginning with the biennial appropriation act for the period July 1, 20...
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2020-03-03
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB493EngrossConditional release of geriatric, terminally ill, or permanently physically disabled prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill or permanen...
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2020-02-28
Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (9-Y 12-N)
VAHB281EngrossPrisoners; medical care. Eliminates the Department of Corrections prisoner co-payment program for nonemergency health care services.
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2020-02-25
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VAHB35PassJuvenile offenders; parole. Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 20 years of such sentence and...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0002)
VAHB278PassHome/electronic incarceration program; payment to defray costs. Changes from mandatory to optional the current requirement that the director or administrator of a home/electronic incarceration program charge an offender or accused a fee for participa...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0010)
VAHB369PassFurloughs from local work release programs; notice to local sheriff. Provides that if any furlough permitted by the director of a work release program for an offender participating in a work release program under the supervision of the administrator ...
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2020-02-24
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0004)
VASB624EngrossConditional release of geriatric prisoners. Allows any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who (i) is 55 years of age or older and has served at least 15 years of the sentence imposed...
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2020-02-24
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB189EngrossCompensation of local jails for cost of incarceration. Provides for local jails to be compensated for the actual cost of incarcerating convicted felons at the rate calculated in the Compensation Board's annual jail cost report. Current law provides f...
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2020-02-21
Tabled in Public Safety (22-Y 0-N)
VAHB85IntroAbolition of the death penalty. Abolishes the death penalty, including for those persons currently under a death sentence.
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2020-02-11
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB319IntroRedistricting; population data; reallocation of prison Redistricting; population data; reallocation of prison populations. Provides for the preparation of adjusted population data for redistricting and reapportionment purposes to reflect the realloca...
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2020-02-11
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB431IntroConditional release of geriatric prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, (i) who has reached the age of 65 or older and who has served at least five years of ...
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2020-02-11
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB782IntroConditional release of geriatric, terminally ill, or permanently physically disabled prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill or permanen...
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2020-02-11
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB910IntroPractice of pharmacy; compounding; regulation by Board of Practice of pharmacy; compounding; regulation by Board of Pharmacy. Provides that the compounding of drugs provided to the Department of Corrections for the purpose of carrying out an executio...
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2020-02-11
To House Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee
VAHB1254IntroRedistricting; population data; reallocation of prison populations. Provides for the preparation of adjusted population data for redistricting and reapportionment purposes to reflect the reallocation of persons incarcerated in state and local correct...
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2020-02-11
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1543IntroMinimum wage and workers' compensation; inmates as employees. Requires the entity that operates the correctional facility at which an inmate performs labor to be paid therefor at a rate not less than the Commonwealth's minimum wage. The measure also ...
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2020-02-06
To House Labor and Commerce Committee
VAHB87IntroMarijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; Marijuana; legalization of simple marijuana possession; penalties. Eliminates criminal penalties for possession of marijuana for persons who are 21 years of age or older. The bill also decrimina...
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2020-02-05
To House Courts of Justice Committee
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