Geriatric or 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 geriatric or terminally ill 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, and who is not serving a sentence for conviction of first or second degree murder, 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 of 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 »


09/25/2020: passed committee


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09/15/2020Amendment by Senator Surovell withdrawn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

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The following bills are identical to this one: HB5053.

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