Virginia State Justice Commission; purpose, membership. (SB108)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia State Justice Commission; purpose; membership. Renames the Virginia State Crime Commission as the Virginia State Justice Commission. The bill also expands the purpose of the Commission to include studying, reporting, and making recommendations in the areas of diversion, rehabilitation, reentry, collateral consequences of conviction, and equity and fairness in the criminal legal system. The bill reduces from six to three the number of House of Delegates members and adds to the Commission the executive director of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission or his designee, the Superintendent of State Police or his designee, and one nonlegislative citizen member to be appointed by the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security with an expertise in offender rehabilitation, reform, and reentry. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/11/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100894D
12/11/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB108)
01/14/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB108)
01/24/2020Passed by indefinitely in Rules (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)