Discretionary sentencing guidelines worksheets; use by juries. (SB808)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)

Progress

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

Description

Discretionary sentencing guideline worksheets; use by juries. Requires that the jury be given the applicable discretionary sentencing guideline worksheets during a sentencing proceeding and that the court instruct the jury that the sentencing guideline worksheets are discretionary and not binding on the jury. The bill requires sentencing guideline worksheets to be kept confidential by the jurors and filed under seal by the court. Amends § 19.2-295.1, § 19.2-298.01, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
10/19/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17100782D
10/19/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2017Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)