Death sentence; execution dates (SB395)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Death sentence; execution dates. Removes some of the circumstances in which circuit courts are required to set execution dates before state and federal review of an inmate%92s death sentence is complete. The Federal Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 has revised the remedies available to the convicted person and imposes a one-year statute of limitations for filing petitions for federal review of state convictions and sentences. Read the Bill »


02/05/2008: failed senate


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081523228
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/30/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (6-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2008Read third time and defeated by Senate (10-Y 28-N) (see vote tally)