Probation, revocation, and suspension of sentence; limitations on sentence, technical violation. (HB2038)

Introduced By

Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth) with support from 75 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dawn Adams (D-Richmond), Del. Lashrecse D. Aird (D-Petersburg), Del. Alex Askew (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Hala Ayala (D-Woodbridge), Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. David Bulova (D-Fairfax), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Lee Carter (D-Manassas), Del. Josh Cole (D-Stafford), Del. Karrie Delaney (D-Centreville), Del. Eileen Filler-Corn (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Kelly Fowler (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Wendy Gooditis (D-Clarke), Del. Angelia Williams Graves (D-Norfolk), Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Dan Helmer (D-Fairfax Station), Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth), Del. Charniele Herring (D-Alexandria), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville), Del. Chris Hurst (D-Blacksburg), Del. Clinton Jenkins (D-Suffolk), Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk), Del. Mark Keam (D-Vienna), Del. Candi King (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Paul Krizek (D-Alexandria), Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria), Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-Arlington), Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond), Del. Martha Mugler (D-Hampton, Del. Mike Mullin (D-Newport News), Del. Kathleen Murphy (D-McLean), Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston), Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Mark Sickles (D-Alexandria), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Del. Suhas Subramanyam (D-Sterling), Del. Rip Sullivan (D-Arlington), Del. Luke Torian (D-Woodbridge), Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Schuyler VanValkenburg (D-Henrico), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Bell (D-Chantilly), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), Sen. Jeremy McPike (D-Dale City), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond), Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Lionell Spruill (D-Chesapeake), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)

Progress

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

Description

Probation, revocation, and suspension of sentence; limitations. Limits the amount of active incarceration a court can impose as a result of a revocation hearing for a probation violation. The bill provides that if the court finds the basis of a violation of the terms and conditions of a suspended sentence or probation is that the defendant was convicted of a criminal offense or violated another condition other than a technical violation, the court may pronounce whatever sentence might have been originally imposed. The bill defines "technical violation" and provides specific limitations on the sentence a court may impose depending on whether the violation is a first, second, or third or subsequent technical violation. The bill also provides that a court may fix the period of probation for up to the statutory maximum period for which the defendant might originally have been sentenced to be imprisoned and any period of supervised probation shall not exceed five years from the release of the defendant from any active period of incarceration. The bill also provides that a court must measure any period of suspension of sentence from the date of entry of the original sentencing order. Read the Bill »

Status

08/05/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102555D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/21/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/22/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2038)
01/22/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
01/27/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2021Committee substitute printed 21103781D-H1
01/27/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Read first time
01/29/2021Floor substitute printed 21104033D-H2 (Scott)
01/29/2021Read second time
01/29/2021Committee substitute rejected 21103781D-H1
01/29/2021Substitute by Delegate Scott agreed to 21104033D-H2
01/29/2021Engrossed by House - floor substitute HB2038H2
02/01/2021Read third time and passed House (57-Y 43-N)
02/01/2021VOTE: Passage (57-Y 43-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/02/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/04/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2038H2)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2021Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/17/2021Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Committee substitute printed 21200410D-S1
02/19/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Read third time
02/22/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/22/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200410D-S1
02/22/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2038S1
02/22/2021Passed Senate with substitute (23-Y 16-N)
02/22/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2038S1)
02/23/2021Placed on Calendar
02/23/2021Senate substitute agreed to by House 21200410D-S1 (57-Y 39-N)
02/23/2021VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 39-N)
02/25/2021Enrolled
02/25/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2038ER)
02/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2038ER)
02/25/2021Signed by President
02/26/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/31/2021Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2021Placed on Calendar
04/07/2021House concurred in Governor's recommendation (57-Y 42-N)
04/07/2021VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 42-N)
04/07/2021Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (22-Y 18-N)
04/07/2021G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/07/2021Reenrolled
04/07/2021Reenrolled bill text (HB2038ER2)
04/07/2021Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/07/2021Signed by President as reenrolled
04/07/2021Enacted, Chapter 538 (effective 7/1/21)
04/07/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0538)