SB 825 New sentencing hearing; abolition of parole.
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Summary as passed Senate: (all summaries)

New sentencing hearing; abolition of parole. Provides that a person 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 9, 2000), in which the Court held that a jury should be instructed on the fact that parole has been abolished, for nonviolent felony committed prior to the time that the abolition of parole went into effect (January 1, 1995) is entitled to a new sentencing proceeding if such person is still incarcerated. The bill provides that such person shall file a petition for a new sentencing proceeding with the circuit court in which the order of conviction was originally entered. The circuit court shall empanel a new jury for the purpose of conducting the new sentencing proceeding and notify the appropriate attorney for the Commonwealth. The bill also provides that if the attorney for the Commonwealth and the person filing the petition agree, such person may waive his right to a new sentencing proceeding and allow the court to fix punishment.

Full text:
11/09/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100601D  pdf | impact statement
01/25/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17100601D-E  pdf | impact statement

Amendments:
Senate amendments

Status:
11/09/16  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100601D
11/09/16  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (9-Y 6-N)
01/24/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
01/25/17  Senate: Read second time
01/25/17  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
01/25/17  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/17  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
01/25/17  Senate: Amendments by Senator Wexton agreed to
01/25/17  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended SB825E
01/25/17  Senate: Printed as engrossed 17100601D-E
01/26/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N)
01/31/17  House: Placed on Calendar
01/31/17  House: Read first time
01/31/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/15/17  House: Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/21/17  House: Left in Courts of Justice