Capital murder; sentencing of juvenile convicted thereof. (HB2053)

Introduced By

Del. Michele McQuigg (R-Occoquan)

Progress

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

Description

Sentencing of juvenile convicted of capital murder. Provides that, upon a finding of guilty of any felony charge, the court shall fix the sentence of a juvenile defendant without the intervention of a jury. Currently, the Code provides for involvement of a jury in a capital case; however, since a person convicted of capital murder while a juvenile may not be put to death, this is no longer necessary. Read the Bill »

Status

03/19/2007: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/08/2007Committee
01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 077002412
01/08/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Enrolled
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2053ER)
02/21/2007Signed by Speaker
02/22/2007Signed by President
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 460 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0460)