Juvenile offenders; sentencing, geriatric parole. (SB1081)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juvenile offenders; sentencing; geriatric parole. Provides that for any juvenile felony a circuit court may consider a juvenile's diminished culpability and heightened capacity for change in determining the particular sentence to be imposed. The bill allows the Parole Board to consider a petitioner's demonstrated maturity and rehabilitation and the lesser culpability of juvenile offenders in reviewing a petition for geriatric release when submitted by a person serving a sentence imposed on a juvenile for an offense that would be a crime if committed by an adult. Amends § 16.1-272, § 53.1-40.01, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


12/14/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


12/14/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19101615D
12/14/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Hearing Scheduled

This bill is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Courts of Justice committee on 01/21/2019. It meets on Monday, 8:00 A.M. and Wednesday, 1/2 hour after adjournment - Senate Room B.

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