HB 2167

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 12, 2021
  • Passed House Feb 05, 2021
  • Passed Senate Feb 18, 2021
  • Became Law Apr 07, 2021

Parole; notice and certification, monthly reports, discretionary early consideration.

Abstract

Parole; notice and certification; monthly reports; discretionary early consideration. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall set the release date for an inmate granted discretionary parole or conditional release no sooner than 30 business days from the date that the Department of Corrections receives notification from the Chairman of the Parole Board of the Board's decision to grant discretionary parole or conditional release, except that the Department of Corrections may set an earlier release date in the case of a terminally ill inmate granted conditional release. The bill provides that in the case of an inmate granted parole who was convicted of a felony and sentenced to a term of 10 or more years, or an inmate granted conditional release, the Board shall notify the attorney for the Commonwealth in the jurisdiction where the inmate was sentenced (i) by electronic means at least 21 business days prior to such inmate's release that such inmate has been granted discretionary parole or conditional release or (ii) by telephone or other electronic means prior to release that a terminally ill inmate has been granted conditional release where death is imminent. The bill requires that the monthly reports issued by the Board regarding actions taken on the parole of prisoners (a) be published on the fifteenth day of the month and (b) include the offenses of which prisoners considered for parole were convicted, the jurisdictions in which such offenses were committed, and the amount of time served by such prisoners. However, a prisoner's name shall be included on the report only if the attorney for the Commonwealth and any victims have been notified; otherwise, inclusion on the report is delayed to the following month. The bill also provides that if additional victim research is necessary, electronic notification shall be sent to the attorney for the Commonwealth and the director of the victim/witness program, if one exists, of the jurisdiction in which the offense occurred. The bill provides that the provisions regarding the monthly reports issued by the Board shall become effective on July 1, 2022.

Parole; notice and certification; monthly reports; discretionary early consideration. Provides that the Departmentof Corrections shall set the release date for an inmate granted discretionaryparole no sooner than 30 business days from the date that the Departmentof Corrections receives notification from the Chair of the ParoleBoard of the Board's decision to grant parole. The bill requiresthat the monthly reports issued by the Board regarding actions takenon the parole of prisoners (i) be published on the fifteenth dayof the month and (ii) include the offenses of which prisoners consideredfor parole were convicted, the jurisdictions in which such offenseswere committed, and the amount of time served by such prisoners.However, a prisoner's name shall be included on report only if theattorney for the Commonwealth and any victims have been notified;otherwise, inclusion on the report is delayed to the following month. The bill also provides that if additional victim research is necessary, electronic notification shall be sent to the attorney for the Commonwealthand the director of the victim/witness program, if one exists, ofthe jurisdiction in which the offense occurred. The bill providesthat the provisions regarding the monthly reports issued by the Boardshall become effective on July 1, 2022.

Bill Sponsors (15)

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Apr 07, 2021

House

Placed on Calendar

Office of the Governor

Governor's recommendation adopted

House

Reenrolled

House

Reenrolled bill text (HB2167ER2)

House

Signed by Speaker as reenrolled

Senate

Signed by President as reenrolled

House

Enacted, Chapter 545 (effective 7/1/21)

Senate

Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)

Senate

Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (39-Y 1-N)

Senate

Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 3-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N)

House

House concurred in Governor's recommendation (100-Y 0-N)

Mar 31, 2021

House

Governor's recommendation received by House

Mar 18, 2021

House

Governor's recommendation received by House

Mar 15, 2021

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021

Mar 11, 2021

House

Signed by Speaker

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2167ER)

Mar 09, 2021

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

Feb 27, 2021

Virginia General Assembly

Amended by conference committee

Senate

Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 18-N)

House

VOTE: Agreed To (97-Y 0-N)

House

Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)

Feb 25, 2021

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Feb 24, 2021

House

Conferees appointed by House

House

House acceded to request

Feb 23, 2021

Senate

Senate requested conference committee

Senate

Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)

Feb 22, 2021

House

VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N)

House

Senate substitute rejected by House 21200007D-S1 (0-Y 98-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 18, 2021

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Read third time

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 21200007D-S1

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2167S1

Senate

Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N)

Senate

Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)

Feb 17, 2021

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N)

Feb 16, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2167S1)

Feb 12, 2021

Senate

Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Senate

Committee substitute printed 21200007D-S1

Senate

Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N)

Feb 05, 2021

House

VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N)

Senate

Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2167H1)

Senate

Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

House

Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)

Feb 04, 2021

House

Committee substitute agreed to 21104290D-H1

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2167H1

House

Read second time

Feb 03, 2021

House

Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N)

House

Read first time

House

Committee substitute printed 21104290D-H1

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 29, 2021

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 26, 2021

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB2167)

Jan 19, 2021

House

Assigned Courts sub: Criminal

Jan 12, 2021

House

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102627D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102627D HTML
Committee substitute printed 21104290D-H1 HTML
Committee substitute printed 21200007D-S1 HTML
HB2167ER HTML
HB2167ER2 HTML
CHAP0545 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB2167FH1122.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB2167F122.PDF PDF
Amendment: HB2167AG HTML
Amendment: HB2167AC HTML

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