Terminally ill prisoners; conditional release. (SB5018)

Introduced By

Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Conditional release of terminally ill prisoners. Provides that any person serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction for a felony offense other than those enumerated in the bill as exceptions to eligibility and who is terminally ill as defined in the bill is eligible for consideration by the Parole Board for conditional release. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/09/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200163D
08/09/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
08/18/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
08/18/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
08/20/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5018)
09/03/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
09/03/2020Committee substitute printed 20201138D-S1
09/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/08/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5018S1)
09/09/2020Read second time
09/09/2020Reading of substitute waived
09/09/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201138D-S1
09/09/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB5018S1
09/10/2020Engrossment reconsidered by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/10/2020Passed by for the day
09/15/2020Read second time
09/15/2020Amendment by Senator Surovell withdrawn
09/15/2020Reading of amendment waived
09/15/2020Amendment by Senator Bell agreed to
09/15/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB5018ES1
09/15/2020Printed as engrossed 20201138D-ES1
09/16/2020Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 15-N) (see vote tally)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
09/17/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5018ES1)
09/22/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
09/22/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
09/25/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
09/25/2020Committee substitute printed 20201268D-H1
09/25/2020Reported from Appropriations with substitute (14-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
09/29/2020Read second time
09/30/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5018H1)
10/02/2020Read third time
10/02/2020Committee amendment rejected
10/02/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20201268D-H1
10/02/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB5018H1
10/02/2020Passed House with substitute (55-Y 41-N)
10/02/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 41-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020House insisted on substitute
10/07/2020House requested conference committee
10/07/2020Senate acceded to request (22-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
10/07/2020Senators: Bell, Mason, Hanger
10/07/2020Conferees appointed by House
10/07/2020Delegates: Watts, Scott, Bloxom
10/14/2020C Amended by conference committee
10/14/2020Conference substitute printed 20201347D-S2
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (22-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
10/14/2020Passed by temporarily
10/14/2020Conference report agreed to by House (55-Y 36-N)
10/14/2020VOTE: Agreed To (55-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
10/16/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5018ER)
10/16/2020Signed by President
10/16/2020Signed by Speaker
10/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5018ER)
10/21/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on October 21, 2020
10/21/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 28, 2020
10/28/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 33 (Per Article IV, Section 13, this bill will be effective on the
10/28/20201st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
10/28/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 33 (effective 3/1/21)
10/28/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0033)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB5053.