Mandatory minimum sentences; terms of confinement or imprisonment to be served consecutively. (HB2269)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Mandatory minimum sentences to be served consecutively; penalty. Provides that for all crimes where a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment must be imposed on the guilty party, such sentence shall be served consecutively with any other sentence imposed on such party. Currently, the Code is inconsistent as some crimes that require a mandatory minimum sentence require that such sentences be served consecutively while others do not. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2013Presented and ordered printed 13100817D
01/16/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB2269)
01/16/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
01/23/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/01/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2013Read first time
02/04/2013Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2013Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2013Committee substitute printed 13105230D-S1
02/14/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB2269S1)
02/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Read third time
02/18/2013Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105230D-S1
02/18/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2269S1
02/18/2013Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Placed on Calendar
02/19/2013Passed by for the day
02/21/2013Senate substitute rejected by House 13105230D-S1 (3-Y 93-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: REJECTED (3-Y 93-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Senate requested conference committee
02/21/2013House acceded to request
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Norment, McDougle, Marsh
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Bell, R.B., Morris, Johnson
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 1-N)
02/23/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2269ER)
03/04/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB2269ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2269ER)
03/21/2013Governor's recommendation received by House
03/21/2013Governor's substitute printed 13105647D-H1
03/28/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB2269H1)
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 761 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 3-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (HB2269ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 761 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0761)
04/08/2013Impact statement from VCSC (HB2269ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.


ACLU-VA Criminal Justice, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia generally opposes laws establishing mandatory minimum sentences. This bill would require that mandatory minimums be served consecutively further limiting judicial discretion.