Juvenile offenders, certain; sentence modification procedure. (SB730)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juvenile offenders; sentence modification. Provides a mechanism for a person convicted of a nonhomicide offense committed on or after January 1, 1995, while the person was a juvenile, and who is sentenced to life or a term of confinement that would be completed after his 60th birthday, to petition for a modification of sentence at age 35 or after serving 20 years of the sentence, whichever occurs later. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/12/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100383D
12/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (7-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2015Passed by for the day
01/23/2015Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2015Read second time and engrossed
01/27/2015Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Placed on Calendar
01/30/2015Read first time
01/30/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/10/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB730)
02/16/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Courts of Justice


Safer Virginia writes:

Restorative justice should strengthen families and reduce cost to the Commonwealth without risking public safety.