Suspension or modification of sentence; transfer to the Department of Corrections. (HB1920)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Suspension or modification of sentence; transfer to the Department of Corrections. Provides that if a person has been sentenced for a felony to the Department of Corrections (the Department), the court that heard the case, if it appears compatible with the public interest and there are circumstances in mitigation of the offense, may, at any time before the person is transferred to the Department or regardless of whether the person has been transferred to the Department, at any time within 12 months of entry of the sentencing order, suspend or otherwise modify the unserved portion of such a sentence. Additionally, notwithstanding the foregoing, the bill provides that for good cause shown and in the interest of justice the court may, at any time before the sentence has been completely served, suspend the unserved portion of any such sentence, place the person on probation for such time as the court shall determine, or otherwise modify the sentence imposed. Current law allows such suspension or modification of the unserved portion of a sentence only if the person has not yet been transferred to the Department of Corrections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101528D
01/10/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/15/2021Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (4-Y 4-N)
02/05/2021Left in Courts of Justice