Parole statutes; application for juveniles and persons committed upon certain felony offenses. (SB5016)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke) with support from co-patrons Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Application of parole statutes for juveniles and persons committed upon felony offenses committed on or after January 1, 1995. Repeals the abolition of parole. The bill also provides that the Virginia Parole Board shall establish procedures for consideration of parole for persons who were previously ineligible for parole, because parole was abolished, to allow for an extension of time for reasonable cause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


08/07/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200044D
08/07/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
08/18/2020Rereferred from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
08/18/2020Rereferred to Judiciary
08/26/2020Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary with letter (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


Debra Estep Turner writes:

End Mass Incarceration and racial disparity in Virginia. Reinstate parole!

Ashley writes:

Reinstate parole for ALL individuals.

Jack writes:

Reinstate parole for people that deserve it. Who work prison programs and prove they are worthy.