Juvenile; sentencing when tried as an adult. (HB744)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

Progress

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

Description

Sentencing of juvenile tried as adult. Provides that a court, in the case of a juvenile tried as an adult and convicted of a felony, may depart from any mandatory minimum sentence required by law and suspend any portion of an otherwise applicable sentence. The bill also requires the court, when sentencing a juvenile as an adult, to consider the juvenile's exposure to adverse childhood experiences, early childhood trauma, or any child welfare agency and the differences between juvenile and adult offenders. Read the Bill »

Status

02/03/2020: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/06/2020Committee
01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20104812D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 1-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time
01/30/2020Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2020Engrossed by House as amended HB744E
01/30/2020Printed as engrossed 20104812D-E
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House (71-Y 27-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Passage (71-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB744E)

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