Geriatric prisoners; conditional release, exceptions. (HB5035)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Miyares (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conditional release of geriatric prisoners; exceptions. Prohibits persons serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction of murder in the first degree or a sexually violent offense, if the offense resulting in such conviction occurred on or after January 1, 2021, from petitioning the Parole Board for conditional release. Under current law, such persons may petition the Parole Board when such persons reach age 65 and have served at least five years of their sentence or reach age 60 and have served at least 10 years of their sentence. The prohibition does not apply to any person who is serving a life sentence for any crime other than homicide and who was under the age of 18 at the time of the commission of the offense. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/17/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200335D
08/17/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/18/2020Impact statement from VCSC (HB5035)
08/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB5035)
11/09/2020Left in Courts of Justice

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