Discretionary sentencing guidelines; judicial performance evaluation program, report. (HB1055)

Introduced By

Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patrons Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham), and Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sentencing guidelines; written explanation. Provides that the report of a judge's judicial performance evaluation, which is transmitted to the General Assembly, shall include the number of cases in which such judge did not file a written explanation of any departure from the sentencing guidelines as required by law. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103284D
01/10/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1055)
01/19/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (8-Y 0-N)
01/29/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
01/31/2018Rereferred to Courts of Justice
02/01/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18106673D-H1
02/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1055H1)
02/07/2018Read first time
02/08/2018Read second time
02/08/2018Committee amendments rejected
02/08/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106673D-H1
02/08/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1055H1
02/09/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE(99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/09/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2018Committee substitute printed 18107540D-S1
02/23/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1055S1)
02/26/2018Read third time
02/26/2018Reading of substitute waived
02/26/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107540D-S1
02/26/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1055S1
02/26/2018Passed Senate with substitute (32-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2018Placed on Calendar
02/28/2018Senate substitute rejected by House 18107540D-S1 (1-Y 97-N)
02/28/2018VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2018House acceded to request
03/05/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2018Delegates: Herring, Bell, Robert B., Collins
03/06/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2018Senators: McDougle, Deeds, Peake
03/08/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1055ER)
03/20/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1055ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 727 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0727)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.