Parole, eligibility for; at liberty between offenses. (SB93)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)

Progress

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

Description

Eligibility for parole; at liberty between offenses. Provides that a person convicted of three separate felony offenses of murder, rape, or robbery by the presenting of firearms or other deadly weapon, or any combination of such offenses, shall be eligible for parole unless that person was at liberty between the three convictions and used a weapon during the commission of each offense. Under current law, such a person convicted of three separate felony offenses is ineligible for parole regardless of liberty status between offenses and the use of a weapon during the commission of each offense. Amends § 53.1-151, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

12/11/2017: Awaiting a Vote in the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee

History

DateAction
12/11/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18101352D
12/11/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/19/2018Continued to 2019 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

Comments

Lillian Cooper writes:

I don’t understand how a provision that so greatly supports fairness and protection for citizens of the state was put off to some future time. The State has agreed that more than 200+ people have been incorrectly classified because of what is in place now.

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