Incarceration; joint sub. to study effects on children, families, communities, and economy. (SJ95)

Introduced By

Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Jack Reid (R-Richmond), Del. Tom Rust (R-Herndon), Sen. Chuck Colgan (D-Manassas), Sen. Jeannemarie Devolites Davis (R-Vienna), Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Study; effects of incarceration on children, families, communities, and the economy; report. Establishes a joint subcommittee to study the effects of incarceration on children, families, communities, and the economy. The study shall identify and develop strategies to overcome adverse effects of incarceration on children, families, communities, and the economy and shall consider the overall benefits versus costs of incarcerating nonviolent offenders, whether the current sentencing system combined with statutory mandatory minimum sentences and prosecutorial practices provide appropriate punishment without overreliance on incarceration, and to what extent racial and ethnic disparity can be reduced in the criminal justice system. The study shall be completed in one year, and its direct costs shall not exceed $10,300 without approval by the Joint Rules Committee. This resolution has been incorporated into SJR 126. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 066027732
01/11/2006Referred to Committee on Rules
02/03/2006Incorporated by Rules (SJ126-Puller)