Geriatric, terminally ill, etc., prisoners; conditional release. (SB493)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conditional release of geriatric, terminally ill, or permanently physically disabled prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense, other than a Class 1 felony, who is terminally ill or permanently physically disabled is eligible for consideration by the Parole Board for conditional release. The bill also provides that any person serving such sentence (i) who is 65 years or age or older and has served at least five years of the sentence imposed or (ii) who is 60 years of age or older and has served at least 10 years of the sentenced imposed is eligible for consideration by the Parole Board for conditional release without the need to petition the Parole Board. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102904D
01/07/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/10/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
01/10/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/22/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB493)
01/23/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Read second time
01/24/2020Reading of amendment waived
01/24/2020Committee amendment agreed to
01/24/2020Amendment by Senator Bell withdrawn
01/24/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB493E
01/24/2020Printed as engrossed 20102904D-E
01/27/2020Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB493E)
02/18/2020Placed on Calendar
02/18/2020Read first time
02/18/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/28/2020Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (9-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)