HB431: Geriatric prisoners; conditional release.

HOUSE BILL NO. 431

Offered January 8, 2020
Prefiled January 3, 2020
A BILL to amend and reenact § 53.1-40.01 of the Code of Virginia, relating to conditional release of geriatric prisoners.
Patron-- Scott

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That § 53.1-40.01 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

§ 53.1-40.01. Conditional release of geriatric prisoners.

Any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, (i) who has reached the age of sixty-five 65 or older and who has served at least five years of the sentence imposed or (ii) who has reached the age of sixty 60 or older and who has served at least ten 10 years of the sentence imposed may petition the Parole Board for shall be granted conditional release. The Parole Board shall promulgate regulations to implement the provisions of this section.