Criminal cases; deferred disposition. (SB133)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Deferred disposition in criminal cases. Allows a court to defer and dismiss a criminal case where the defendant has been diagnosed with autism or an intellectual disability and the court finds by clear and convincing evidence that the criminal conduct was caused by or had a direct and substantial relationship to the person's disorder or disability. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/18/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
12/18/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101156D
12/18/2019Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
02/04/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB133)
02/10/2020Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (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 (4-Y 3-N)
02/19/2020Reconsidered by sub: Criminal
02/24/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/28/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Committee substitute printed 20109032D-H1
03/02/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB133H1)
03/03/2020Read second time
03/04/2020Read third time
03/04/2020Passed by temporarily
03/04/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20109032D-H1
03/04/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB133H1
03/04/2020Passed House with substitute (89-Y 7-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Passage (89-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Title replaced 20109032D-H1
03/12/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB133ER)
03/12/2020Signed by President
03/12/2020Signed by Speaker
03/16/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB133ER)
03/17/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 17, 2020
03/17/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/09/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1004 (effective 7/1/20)
04/09/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1004)