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VAHB83PassFeminine hygiene products; no cost to female prisoners or inmates. Directs the State Board of Corrections and the Director of the Department of Corrections to each adopt and implement a standard or procedure to ensure the provision of feminine hygien...
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2018-04-18
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0815)
VAHB1193PassPersons acquitted by reason of insanity; commitment; sentencing. Provides that a person who is acquitted by reason of insanity of an offense and convicted of another offense must serve his sentence for the conviction prior to being committed for inpa...
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2018-04-04
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0768)
VASB994PassRestitution; probation. Establishes procedures to be used by courts to monitor the payment of restitution by defendants. The bill requires that a probation agency ordered to monitor the restitution payments of a defendant placed on supervised probati...
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2018-03-30
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0671)
VASB36PassWeekend jail time. Allows courts, for good cause and absent objection by the Commonwealth, to impose nonconsecutive or weekend jail time for defendants convicted of a misdemeanor, a traffic offense, any offense under Chapter 5 (?§20-61 et seq.) ...
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2018-03-29
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0535)
VAHB934EngrossMedical and mental health treatment of prisoners incapable of giving consent. Establishes a process for the sheriff or administrator in charge of a local or regional correctional facility to petition a court to authorize medical or mental health trea...
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2018-03-10
Failed to pass
VASB96EngrossJuvenile offenders; sentencing; geriatric parole. Provides that for any juvenile felony a circuit court may consider a juvenile's diminished culpability and heightened capacity for change in determining the particular sentence to be imposed. The bill...
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2018-03-06
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VASB404EngrossBiennial appropriation act. Provides that the Commonwealth's biennial appropriations shall start on July 1 of odd-numbered years beginning with the biennial appropriation act for the period July 1, 2021, through June 30, 2023. The bill requires that ...
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2018-03-06
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB827EngrossCourthouse 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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2018-03-06
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB878EngrossMental health services in local and regional correctional facilities. Requires the Board of Corrections to adopt standards for mental health services in local and regional correctional facilities, which shall include a requirement that (i) the sherif...
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2018-03-06
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB797PassElectronic visitation; state correctional facilities. Authorizes the Director of the Department of Corrections to prescribe reasonable rules regarding electronic visitation systems and the collection of fees for the use of such systems. The bill prov...
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2018-03-02
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0066)
VASB890EngrossJuvenile 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 25 years of such sentence, an...
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2018-03-02
Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice (16-Y 0-N)
VAHB100IntroMethod of execution; lethal injection drugs. Eliminates the provision making the identities of (i) any pharmacy or outsourcing facility that enters into a contract with the Department of Corrections for the compounding of drugs necessary to carry out...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1296IntroEstablishment of statewide public defender system; appellate defender officer. Establishes a public defender office in each judicial circuit. Currently, public defender offices have been established in certain localities. The bill also establishes an...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1314IntroParole; exception to limitation on the application of parole statutes. Provides that a person is entitled to parole who was sentenced by a jury prior to the date of the Supreme Court of Virginia decision in Fishback v. Commonwealth, 260 Va. 104 (June...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1133IntroMedical and mental health treatment of prisoners incapable of giving consent. Establishes a process for the sheriff or administrator in charge of a local or regional correctional facility to petition a court to authorize medical or mental health trea...
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2018-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB108IntroCorrectional officers; survey upon resignation, etc.; report. Requires the Director of the Department of Corrections to submit an annual report to the Governor and the General Assembly on the results of the survey administered to each correctional of...
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2018-02-13
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
VAHB444IntroParole Board; personal interviews of prisoners. Requires that at least two members of the Parole Board personally interview any prisoner eligible for parole who has served at least 20 years of his sentence and has no record of institutional violation...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB795IntroIsolated confinement in prisons prohibited; exceptions. Prohibits placing an inmate who is a member of a vulnerable population, defined in the bill, in isolated confinement, also defined in the bill, or placing any inmate in isolated confinement for ...
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2018-02-13
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
VAHB837IntroFirst Chance Trust Fund and First Chance Program. Creates First Chance Trust Fund and First Chance Program. Creates in the state treasury the First Chance Trust Fund (Trust Fund), consisting of (i) any appropriated funds, gifts, donations, grants, be...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB1243IntroParole Board; parole review; sentencing guidelines. Requires the Parole Board to base its parole decision for any person eligible and under consideration for and seeking parole for whom the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission has determined, or w...
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2018-02-13
To House Militia, Police and Public Safety Committee
VAHB1487IntroMental health services in local and regional correctional facilities. Requires the Board of Corrections to adopt standards for mental health services in local and regional correctional facilities, which shall include a requirement that (i) the sherif...
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2018-02-13
To House Appropriations Committee
VASB239IntroJuvenile 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 25 years of such sentence, an...
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2018-01-31
Incorporated by Courts of Justice
VASB342IntroCompensation of local jails for costs of incarceration. Provides that a jail be compensated for the housing of a convicted felon based on the actual costs of incarceration and that a felon not be moved to a jail until an agreement to pay actual costs...
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2018-01-24
Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 0-N)
VASB93IntroEligibility for parole; at liberty between offenses. Provides that a person convicted of three separate felony offenses of murder, rape, or robbery by the presenting of firearms or other deadly weapon, or any combination of such offenses, shall be el...
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2018-01-19
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VASB296IntroMedical and mental health treatment of prisoners incapable of giving consent. Establishes a process for the sheriff or administrator in charge of a local or regional correctional facility to petition a court to authorize medical or mental health trea...
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2018-01-19
Stricken at request of Patron in Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 0-N)
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