Parole; notice and certification, monthly reports, discretionary early consideration. (HB2167)

Introduced By

Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth) with support from 14 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Lamont Bagby (D-Richmond), Del. Jeff Bourne (D-Richmond), Del. Betsy Carr (D-Richmond), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City), Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake), Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun), Del. Ibraheem Samirah (D-Herndon), Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church), Del. Shelly Simonds (D-Newport News), Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parole; notice and certification; monthly reports; discretionary early consideration. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall set the release date for an inmate granted discretionary parole or conditional release no sooner than 30 business days from the date that the Department of Corrections receives notification from the Chairman of the Parole Board of the Board's decision to grant discretionary parole or conditional release, except that the Department of Corrections may set an earlier release date in the case of a terminally ill inmate granted conditional release. The bill provides that in the case of an inmate granted parole who was convicted of a felony and sentenced to a term of 10 or more years, or an inmate granted conditional release, the Board shall notify the attorney for the Commonwealth in the jurisdiction where the inmate was sentenced (i) by electronic means at least 21 business days prior to such inmate's release that such inmate has been granted discretionary parole or conditional release or (ii) by telephone or other electronic means prior to release that a terminally ill inmate has been granted conditional release where death is imminent. The bill requires that the monthly reports issued by the Board regarding actions taken on the parole of prisoners (a) be published on the fifteenth day of the month and (b) include the name of each prisoner considered for parole, the offense of which the prisoner was convicted, the jurisdiction in which such offense was committed, the amount of time the prisoner has served, whether the prisoner was granted or denied parole, and the basis for the grant or denial of parole. However, in the case of a prisoner granted parole, the bill provides that such information shall be included in the statement published in the month immediately succeeding the month in which notification of such decision was given to the attorney for the Commonwealth and any victim. The bill also provides that if additional victim research is necessary, electronic notification shall be sent to the attorney for the Commonwealth and the director of the victim/witness program, if one exists, of the jurisdiction in which the offense occurred. The bill provides that the provisions regarding the monthly reports issued by the Board shall become effective on July 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


04/07/2021: enacted


01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102627D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/26/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2167)
01/29/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/03/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21104290D-H1
02/03/2021Read first time
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104290D-H1
02/04/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2167H1
02/05/2021Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Constitutional reading dispensed
02/05/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2167H1)
02/05/2021Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Committee substitute printed 21200007D-S1
02/12/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/16/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2167S1)
02/17/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/18/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200007D-S1
02/18/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2167S1
02/18/2021Passed Senate with substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2021Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021Placed on Calendar
02/22/2021Senate substitute rejected by House 21200007D-S1 (0-Y 98-N)
02/22/2021VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 98-N)
02/23/2021Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2021House acceded to request
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2021Delegates: Scott, Watts, Bell
02/25/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/25/2021Senators: Obenshain, Boysko, Favola
02/27/2021C Amended by conference committee
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021VOTE: Agreed To (97-Y 0-N)
02/27/2021Conference report agreed to by Senate (20-Y 18-N)
03/09/2021Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2167ER)
03/09/2021Signed by President
03/11/2021Impact statement from DPB (HB2167ER)
03/11/2021Signed by Speaker
03/15/2021Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 15, 2021
03/15/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021Governor's recommendation received by House
03/31/2021Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2021Placed on Calendar
04/07/2021House concurred in Governor's recommendation (100-Y 0-N)
04/07/2021VOTE: Adoption (100-Y 0-N)
04/07/2021Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (37-Y 3-N)
04/07/2021Reconsideration of Governor's recommendation agreed to (39-Y 1-N)
04/07/2021Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/07/2021G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/07/2021Reenrolled bill text (HB2167ER2)
04/07/2021Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/07/2021Signed by President as reenrolled
04/07/2021Enacted, Chapter 545 (effective 7/1/21)
04/07/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0545)

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