Sentencing proceeding; victim impact testimony and prior convictions may be presented to jury. (HB2318)

Introduced By

Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach)

Progress

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

Description

Jury sentencing proceeding. Restates, to eliminate any possibility of confusion, the provision in current law that victim impact testimony may be presented at the sentencing proceeding. The bill also allows the punishments imposed on the defendant for prior convictions to be presented to the jury. Read the Bill »

Status

03/19/2007: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/09/2007Committee
01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073379105
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/03/2007Committee substitute printed 070426552-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070426552-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2318H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (98-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 (HB2318ER)
02/21/2007Signed by Speaker
02/22/2007Signed by President
03/19/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 478 (effective 7/1/07)
03/27/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0478)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1294.