Criminal charges; dismissal on Commonwealth's motion. (HB5062)

Introduced By

Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Joe Lindsey (D-Norfolk)

Progress

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

Description

Dismissal of criminal charges on Commonwealth's motion. Requires a court to grant a motion to dismiss made by the Commonwealth, whether with or without prejudice, and with the consent of the defendant unless the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the motion was made as the result of (i) bribery or (ii) animus toward a victim because of the race, religious conviction, gender, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, or national origin of the victim. Read the Bill »

Status

09/16/2020: passed committee

History

DateAction
08/18/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200387D
08/18/2020Committee
08/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
08/26/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
08/28/2020Read first time
09/03/2020Read second time and engrossed
09/04/2020Read third time and passed House (55-Y 43-N)
09/04/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
09/09/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
09/16/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
09/16/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
09/16/2020Committee substitute printed 20201196D-S1

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