Earned sentence credits; revocation of suspended sentence. (HB2010)

Introduced By

Del. Jeff Campbell (R-Marion) with support from co-patron Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Earned sentence credits; revocation of suspended sentence. Clarifies that sentences for certain crimes that as of July 1, 2021, will be subject to a maximum of 4.5 earned sentence credits for each 30 days served include a suspended sentence that is revoked for any such crime. Read the Bill »

Status

01/21/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102110D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2010)

Comments

Sonnja Bennette-Brown writes:

Mass incarceration targets Black, and Brown people. Black and Brown people that are experiencing incarceration are being strategically isolated from loved ones. The legal System disproportionately affects Black and Latino communities that are over charged with more serous crimes that carry longer harsher sentences. Until we can write a more equitable legal system we must begin to support bills that address the over incarceration of Black and Brown people period. This bill is a small start to making a change. Virginia must be courageous in leading reform at its roots.

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