Capital cases; replacing certain terminology. (SB1352)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Capital cases; replacing certain terminology. Replaces the term "mental retardation" in all of its various iterations with a corresponding iteration of the term "intellectual disability" for purposes of the statutes governing capital cases. The U.S. Supreme Court has held in Hall v. Florida, 134 S. Ct. 1986 (2014), that the terms describe the identical phenomenon. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103230D
01/11/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Read second time and engrossed
02/02/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2017Placed on Calendar
02/06/2017Read first time
02/06/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2017Read second time
02/13/2017Read third time
02/13/2017Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/13/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Enrolled
02/15/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1352ER)
02/15/2017Signed by Speaker
02/17/2017Signed by President
02/17/2017Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on 2/17/17
02/17/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 24, 2017
02/23/2017G Approved by Governor-Chapter 212 (effective 7/1/17)
02/23/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0212)