Judge sentencing; court to report to Sentencing Commission of any departure from jury sentence. (HB1895)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from co-patron Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Judge sentencing and reports to the Sentencing Commission. Clarifies reporting to the Sentencing Commission of any departure made by a court from a jury sentence. The bill also requires the court to explain its departure from a jury sentence when it suspends imposition of sentence in whole or in part and when it may impose probation and conditions upon the defendant. Read the Bill »


03/12/2007: signed by governor


01/04/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 078349204
01/04/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (97-Y 1-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2007Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007Motion to reconsider Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Passed Senate (37-Y 1-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1895ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/12/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 259 (effective 7/1/07)
03/15/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0259)