Mandatory minimum sentences; terms of confinement or imprisonment to be served consecutively. (SB832)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


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


12/28/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101494D
12/28/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/04/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB832)
01/16/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB832)
01/21/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Committee substitute printed 13104325D-S1
01/21/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/23/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB832S1)
01/29/2013Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104325D-S1
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB832S1
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (33-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/08/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/08/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2013Committee substitute printed 13105025D-H1
02/11/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/12/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB832H1)
02/14/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105025D-H1
02/20/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB832H1
02/20/2013Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/20/2013VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013House insisted on substitute
02/21/2013House requested conference committee
02/21/2013Senate acceded to request (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Stuart, Reeves, Garrett
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Bell, R.B., Morris, Johnson
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/23/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB832ER)
03/04/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB832ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/06/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB832ER)
03/21/2013Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/21/2013Governor's substitute printed 13105649D-S2
03/28/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB832S2)
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 774 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (24-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (94-Y 2-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (94-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (SB832ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 774 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0774)
04/08/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB832ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 12 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.