SB 1352 Capital cases; replacing certain terminology.
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Summary as introduced:

Capital cases; replacing certain terminology. Replaces the term "mental retardation" in all of its various iterations with a corresponding iteration of the term "intellectual disability" for purposes of the statutes governing capital cases. The U.S. Supreme Court has held in Hall v. Florida, 134 S. Ct. 1986 (2014), that the terms describe the identical phenomenon. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. This bill is identical to HB 1882.

Full text:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103230D  pdf
02/15/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1352ER)  pdf
02/23/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0212)  pdf

Status:
01/11/17  Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103230D
01/11/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
01/31/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/01/17  Senate: Read second time and engrossed
02/02/17  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/17  House: Placed on Calendar
02/06/17  House: Read first time
02/06/17  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  House: Read second time
02/13/17  House: Read third time
02/13/17  House: Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/15/17  Senate: Enrolled
02/15/17  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1352ER)
02/15/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/17/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/17/17  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 212 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0212)