Juvenile offenders; sentence modification procedure. (HB53)

Introduced By

Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patron Del. Daun Hester (D-Norfolk)


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


11/30/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100275D
11/30/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned to sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned App. sub: Subcommittee Criminal Law
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
01/21/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB53)
02/10/2016Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/16/2016Left in Courts of Justice