SB561: Geriatric prisoners; conditional release, persons subject to protective order, ineligible.


SENATE BILL NO. 561
Senate Amendments in [ ] -- January 21, 2014
A BILL to amend and reenact § 53.1-40.01 of the Code of Virginia, relating to conditional release of geriatric prisoners; persons subject to protective orders ineligible.
Patron Prior to Engrossment--Senator Puckett

Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 53.1-40.01 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 53.1-40.01. Conditional release of geriatric prisoners.

Any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than (i) a Class 1 felony or (ii) a felony act of violence as defined in § 19.2-297.1 where at the time of the offense  [ or after the offense but prior to being released from incarceration for the offense ] the person was subject to a protective order issued pursuant to § 16.1-253, 16.1-253.1, 16.1-253.4, 16.1-279.1, 18.2-60.3, 19.2-152.8, 19.2-152.9, 19.2-152.10, or subsection B of 20-103 and the victim of the felony offense was the protected person under such order, (i) (a) who has reached the age of sixty-five 65 or older and who has served at least five years of the sentence imposed or (ii) (b) who has reached the age of sixty 60 or older and who has served at least ten 10 years of the sentence imposed may petition the Parole Board for conditional release. The Parole Board shall promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this section.

SENATE BILL NO. 561

Offered January 8, 2014
A BILL to amend and reenact § 53.1-40.01 of the Code of Virginia, relating to conditional release of geriatric prisoners; persons subject to protective orders ineligible.
Patron-- Puckett

Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 53.1-40.01 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 53.1-40.01. Conditional release of geriatric prisoners.

Any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than (i) a Class 1 felony or (ii) a felony act of violence as defined in § 19.2-297.1 where at the time of the offense the person was subject to a protective order issued pursuant to § 16.1-253, 16.1-253.1, 16.1-253.4, 16.1-279.1, 18.2-60.3, 19.2-152.8, 19.2-152.9, 19.2-152.10, or subsection B of 20-103 and the victim of the felony offense was the protected person under such order, (i) (a) who has reached the age of sixty-five 65 or older and who has served at least five years of the sentence imposed or (ii) (b) who has reached the age of sixty 60 or older and who has served at least ten 10 years of the sentence imposed may petition the Parole Board for conditional release. The Parole Board shall promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this section.