Sentence reductions; substantial assistance in furtherance of investigation, etc. (SB1018)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sentence reductions; substantial assistance to prosecution. Allows a convicted person's sentence to be reduced by the sentencing court if the court determines such person provided substantial assistance in the furtherance of the investigation or prosecution of another person engaged in an act of grand larceny of a firearm. Consideration of sentence reduction can occur only upon motion of the attorney for the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105189D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/17/2020Introduced bill reprinted 20105189D
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1018)
02/10/2020Reported from Judiciary (12-Y 0-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/17/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/19/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (19-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Read second time
02/24/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Amendment by Delegate Scott agreed to
02/24/2020Engrossed by House as amended
02/24/2020Passed House with amendment (87-Y 11-N)
02/24/2020VOTE: Passage (87-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2020House amendment agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1018ER)
03/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1018ER)
03/05/2020Signed by President
03/06/2020Signed by Speaker
03/12/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 12, 2020
03/12/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/06/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 765 (effective 7/1/20)
04/06/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0765)

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