SB 1443

  • Virginia Senate Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in Senate Jan 18, 2021
  • Passed Senate Feb 05, 2021
  • Passed House Feb 24, 2021
  • Governor

Mandatory minimum sentences; elimination, modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term.

Abstract

Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses. Eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill directs the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to establish a work group to evaluate the feasibility of resentencing persons previously convicted of a felony offense that was punishable by a mandatory minimum term of confinement. The work group would report on its findings by November 1, 2021. As introduced, this bill was a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.

Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences;modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinementfor felony offenses. Eliminates all mandatory minimum sentencesof confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill also providesa petition process for a person who was convicted or adjudicateddelinquent of a felony offense committed prior to July 1, 2021, exceptfor a Class 1 felony or any felony that was punishable by a mandatory minimum term of confinement for life, and sentenced to a mandatoryminimum term of confinement for such felony offense and who remainsincarcerated in a state or local correctional facility serving themandatory minimum term of confinement for such felony offense topetition the circuit court that entered the original judgment ororder to (i) suspend the unserved portion of such mandatory minimumsentence, (ii) place such person on probation for such time as thecourt shall determine, or (iii) otherwise modify the sentence imposed. The bill provides that such petition shall be filed by July 1, 2024.This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.

Bill Sponsors (3)

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Feb 25, 2021

Senate

House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N)

House

Conferees appointed by House

Senate

Conferees appointed by Senate

Senate

Senate acceded to request (32-Y 6-N)

House

House requested conference committee

House

House insisted on substitute

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB1443H2)

Feb 24, 2021

House

Read third time

House

VOTE: Passage (56-Y 43-N)

House

Passed House with substitute (56-Y 43-N)

House

Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1443H2

House

Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 21200479D-H2

House

Committee on Courts of Justice substitute rejected 21200370D-H1

Feb 23, 2021

House

Read second time

Feb 22, 2021

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

House

Committee substitute printed 21200479D-H2

House

Reported from Appropriations with substitute (12-Y 8-N)

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 2-N)

Feb 18, 2021

House

Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety

Feb 17, 2021

House

Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 8-N)

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

Committee substitute printed 21200370D-H1

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB1443ES1)

Feb 08, 2021

House

Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice

Feb 07, 2021

House

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

House

Read first time

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 05, 2021

Senate

Impact statement from DPB (SB1443S1)

Senate

Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 17-N)

Feb 04, 2021

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Engrossed bill reprinted 21103563D-ES1

Senate

Printed as engrossed 21103563D-ES1

Senate

Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB1443ES1

Senate

Amendment by Senator Edwards agreed to

Senate

Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Senate

Read second time

Senate

Reading of substitute waived

Senate

Committee substitute agreed to 21103563D-S1

Feb 03, 2021

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)

Feb 02, 2021

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 5-N)

Jan 25, 2021

Senate

Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Senate

Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 6-N)

Senate

Committee substitute printed 21103563D-S1

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Jan 18, 2021

Senate

Presented and ordered printed 21102953D

Senate

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Presented and ordered printed 21102953D HTML
Committee substitute printed 21103563D-S1 HTML
SB1443ES1 HTML
Committee substitute printed 21200370D-H1 HTML
Committee substitute printed 21200479D-H2 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: SB1443FS1122.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: SB1443FES1122.PDF PDF
Amendment: SB1443AS HTML

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