Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission; status of parole-eligible inmates, report. (HB126)

Introduced By

Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy (D-Woodbridge) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission; status of parole-eligible inmates; report. Directs the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to review the status of all offenders who are housed in state facilities operated by the Department of Corrections and who are subject to consideration for parole. The bill directs the commission to determine the number of such offenders who have already served, or who within the next six years will have served, an amount of time in prison equal to or more than the amount of time for which they would have been sentenced for the same offense under the current sentencing guidelines. The bill requires the Commission to report its findings on or before October 1, 2018, to the Governor, the Chairmen of the Senate and House Committees for Courts of Justice, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Finance, the Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, and the Chairman of the Virginia State Crime Commission. The Commission last performed such a review in 2009. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/18/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102158D
12/18/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/18/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB126)
02/01/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 2-N)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice