Sentencing proceeding; victim impact testimony and prior convictions may be presented to jury. (SB1294)

Introduced By

Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)

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

03/15/2007: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073378105
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/2007Committee substitute printed 070576780-S1
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/06/2007Committee substitute agreed to 070576780-S1
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1294S1
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Read first time
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/16/2007Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2007Enrolled
03/07/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1294ER)
03/07/2007Signed by Speaker
03/08/2007Signed by President
03/15/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 388 (effective 7/1/07)
03/21/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0388)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2318.