Judicial performance evaluation program; risk assessment tool, use of alternative sanction. (SB438)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Judicial performance evaluation program; risk assessment tool; use of alternative sanction. Requires the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission to use sentencing guidelines to determine the cost of incarceration for an offender who receives the minimum recommended sentence and to include the cost on the sentencing guideline form. The bill also requires the Commission to determine the number of offenders during a judge's term who qualify for the use of the offender risk assessment tool and, on the basis of such assessment, are recommended to receive an alternative sanction and do not receive an alternative sanction. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100176D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/30/2020Assigned Juciciary sub: Criminal Law
01/30/2020Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20107500D-S1
02/03/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Read second time
02/05/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/05/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107500D-S1
02/05/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/05/2020Amendment by Senator Surovell agreed to
02/05/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB438ES1
02/05/2020Printed as engrossed 20107500D-ES1
02/06/2020Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Placed on Calendar
02/12/2020Read first time
02/12/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/17/2020Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 6-N)
03/03/2020Left in Courts of Justice