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VAHB1053Engross
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Local correctional facilities; fees. Directs the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to convene a work group to study implementation of the reduction or elimination of certain fees associated with inmates in local correctional facili...
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2022-06-17
Conference report agreed to by Senate (23-Y 16-N)
VAHB891VetoNoncitizens of the United States; terminology. Removes the term "alien" as it pertains to persons who are not citizens or nationals of the United States and replaces it with synonymous language, as appropriate, throughout the Code of Virginia. Nonci...
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2022-05-27
Governor: Vetoed by Governor
VASB108PassCorrectional facilities; use of restorative housing; report. Directs the Department of Corrections to convene a work group to study the use of restorative housing within state correctional facilities and juvenile correctional centers. The bill direct...
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2022-04-27
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0710)
VAHB665PassState correctional facilities; fees; report. Directs the Department of Corrections (the Department) to convene a work group to review and make recommendations regarding the reduction or elimination of costs and fees charged to inmates in state correc...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0681)
VASB441PassState correctional facilities; fees; report. Directs the Department of Corrections (the Department) to convene a work group to review and make recommendations regarding the reduction or elimination of costs and fees charged to inmates in state correc...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0682)
VAHB502PassCredit for time spent in confinement while awaiting trial; separate, dismissed, or nolle prosequi charges. Provides that credit for time spent in confinement while awaiting trial shall include any time spent in pretrial confinement or detention on se...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0399)
VASB581PassLocal correctional facilities; fees. Directs the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to convene a work group to review and make recommendations regarding the reduction or elimination of costs and fees charged to inmates in local or re...
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2022-04-11
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0359)
VASB673PassLocal correctional facilities; entry privileges. Authorizes the Governor and members of the General Assembly to enter the interior of any local correctional facility.
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2022-04-08
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0277)
VASB547PassVirginia Parole Board; monthly reports. Requires the Virginia Parole Board (the Board) to publish a statement regarding any action taken by the Board on the parole of a prisoner within 30 days of such action and to include in such statement informati...
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2022-04-07
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0141)
VAHB1053Engross

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Local correctional facilities; fees. Directs the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to convene a work group to study implementation of the reduction or elimination of certain fees associated with inmates in local correctional facili...
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2022-03-12
Continued to 2022 Sp. Sess. 1 pursuant to HJR455
VASB767Engross

Sine Die
Voter registration; restoration of political rights upon release from incarceration; certain adjudications. Provides that any person who is convicted of a felony and sentenced to a period of incarceration for such felony conviction is not entitled to...
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2022-03-08
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VASB745Engross

Sine Die
Modification of sentence for marijuana-related offenses. Creates a process by which persons convicted of certain felony marijuana-related offenses committed prior to July 1, 2021, who remain incarcerated or on community supervision on July 1, 2022, s...
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2022-03-07
Failed to report (defeated) in Appropriations (10-Y 12-N)
VAHB735Engross

Sine Die
Department of Corrections; earned sentence credits. Repeals the four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of earned sentence credits currently set to go into effect on July 1, 2022. Under current law, a maximum of 4.5 sentence...
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2022-03-03
Passed by indefinitely in Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 4-N)
VAHB25Engross

Sine Die
Earned sentence credits; possession of child pornography. Excludes a first offense for the crime of possession of child pornography from the crimes that will eligible for enhanced sentencing credits effective July 1, 2022.
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2022-02-28
Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N)
VAHB435Engross

Sine Die
Parole Board; powers and duties. Provides that the Virginia Parole Board (the Board) shall review and decide the case of each prisoner who is eligible for parole no later than that part of the calendar year in which he becomes eligible and (i) every...
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2022-02-18
Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 7-N)
VAHB147Intro

Sine Die
Minimum standards for local correctional facilities and Minimum standards for local correctional facilities and lock-ups; individuals in need of behavioral health or developmental services. Requires the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Bo...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB655Intro

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Creation of Office of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman. Creates the Office of the Department of Corrections Ombudsman (the Office). The bill enumerates the duties and powers of the Office, which include (i) providing information, as appropriat...
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2022-02-15
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB543Intro

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State Board of Local and Regional Jails; powers and duties; attorney visitation of clients. Requires the State Board of Local and Regional Jails to develop and establish minimum standards for ensuring that attorneys have sufficient opportunities to h...
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2022-02-15
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB345Intro

Sine Die
Robbery. Conforms certain provisions of the Code Robbery. Conforms certain provisions of the Code referencing robbery to the degrees of robbery offenses established by Chapter 534 of the Acts of Assembly of 2021, Special Session I. These changes incl...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB549Intro

Sine Die
Department of Corrections; earned sentence credits; robbery. Specifies that any person serving a sentence on a Class 2 felony for committing robbery and causing serious bodily injury to or the death of any other person is subject to a maximum 4.5 ear...
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB621Intro

Sine Die
Communication systems within state correctional facilities; free telephone calls and communication services. Requires the Department of Corrections to provide telephone systems and web-based or electronic communications systems free of charge to any ...
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2022-02-15
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB989Intro

Sine Die
Compensation of local jails for cost of incarceration. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall compensate local jails for the cost of incarceration of convicted felons, calculated from the date of mailing of the final order, at the rate of ...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB674Intro

Sine Die
Telephone systems within correctional facilities. Provides that no records of communications made by inmates from telephone systems within correctional facilities shall be disclosed without a search warrant, except upon the request of an inmate for t...
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2022-02-15
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB908Intro

Sine Die
Use of canines in correctional facilities; prohibited acts. Makes it unlawful for any correctional officer, jail officer, or other employee of a state, local, or juvenile correctional facility to use a canine, except where there is an imminent threat...
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2022-02-15
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB1235Intro

Sine Die
Conditional release of geriatric prisoners. Expands the list of offenses that would prohibit a person from petitioning the Parole Board for conditional release as a geriatric prisoner if the offense was committed on or after July 1, 2022.
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2022-02-15
To House Courts of Justice Committee
VAHB1291Intro

Sine Die
Correctional facilities; use of isolated confinement. Prohibits the use of isolated confinement in state correctional facilities and juvenile correctional centers, subject to certain exceptions. Isolated confinement is defined in the bill as confinem...
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2022-02-15
To House Public Safety Committee
VAHB796Intro

Sine Die
Voter registration; restoration of political rights upon release from incarceration; certain adjudications. Provides that any person who loses his political rights as a result of a felony conviction shall be invested with those rights upon his releas...
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2022-02-15
To House Privileges and Elections Committee
VAHB1341Intro

Sine Die
Local correctional facilities and lock-ups; transfer of individuals in need of behavioral health or developmental services. Requires the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to establish minimum standards for identification and care of...
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2022-02-15
To House Appropriations Committee
VAHB683Intro

Sine Die
Use of canines in correctional facilities; prohibited acts. Prohibits any correctional officer, jail officer, or other employee of a state, local, or juvenile correctional facility from using a canine to extract a prisoner or juvenile from his cell u...
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2022-02-11
To House Public Safety Committee
VASB110Engross

Sine Die
Juvenile offenders; parole eligibility. Provides that any person who has active sentences that total more than 20 years for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served the lesser o...
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2022-02-10
Read third time and defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N)
VASB135Intro

Sine Die
Virginia Parole Board; membership; records; report. Increases from five to 11 the number of members to be appointed to the Virginia Parole Board (the Board). The bill requires the Board to (i) include in its monthly report regarding actions taken by ...
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2022-02-04
To Senate Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee
VAHB673Intro

Sine Die
Local correctional facilities; fees. Eliminates certain fees charged to inmates within a local correctional facility, including a fee to defray the costs associated with an inmate's keep, travel and other expenses associated with an inmate's work rel...
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2022-02-04
Stricken from docket by Public Safety (19-Y 2-N)
VASB680Intro

Sine Die
Conditional release of geriatric prisoners. Expands the list of offenses that would prohibit a person from petitioning the Parole Board for conditional release as a geriatric prisoner if the offense was committed on or after July 1, 2022.
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2022-02-04
Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 7-N)
VAHB1208Intro

Sine Die
Jail authorities; superintendent designating jail officers with internal investigations authority. Provides that a superintendent of a jail authority may designate jail officers with internal investigations authority to have the same power as a sheri...
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2022-02-04
Stricken from docket by Public Safety (22-Y 0-N)
VASB165Intro

Sine Die
Compensation 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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2022-02-02
To Senate Finance and Appropriations Committee
VASB112Intro

Sine Die
Application 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 requires the Virginia Parole Board to establish procedures for consideration of p...
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2022-01-31
To Senate Judiciary Committee
VAHB1118Intro

Sine Die
Earned sentence credits. Provides that sentence credits may be earned by any person committed to the custody of the Department of Corrections (the Department), regardless of whether the person is confined in a state or local correctional facility. Th...
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2022-01-28
Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N)
VASB578Intro

Sine Die
Department of Corrections; earned sentence credits. Repeals the four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of earned sentence credits currently set to go into effect on July 1, 2022. Under current law, a maximum of 4.5 sentence...
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2022-01-21
Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 7-N)
VASB109Engross

Sine Die
Offenders under 21 years of age; 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 under 21 years of age and who has served at least 20 ye...
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2022-01-20
Read third time and defeated by Senate (19-Y 21-N)
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