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

Introduced By

Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

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

Description

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 no sooner than 30 business days from the date that the Department of Corrections receives notification from the Chair of the Parole Board of the Board's decision to grant parole. The bill requires that the monthly reports issued by the Board regarding actions taken on the parole of prisoners (i) be published on the fifteenth day of the month and (ii) include the offenses of which prisoners considered for parole were convicted, the jurisdictions in which such offenses were committed, and the amount of time served by such prisoners. However, a prisoner's name shall be included on report only if the attorney for the Commonwealth and any victims have been notified; otherwise, inclusion on the report is delayed to the following month. 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 »

Status

01/12/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/12/2021Committee
01/12/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102627D
01/12/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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