Parole; notice and certification, monthly reports. (SB1104)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Mark Cole (R-Fredericksburg), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Bill DeSteph (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. Steve Newman (R-Forest), Sen. David Suetterlein (R-Salem), Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parole; notice and certification; monthly reports. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall release a prisoner no sooner than 21 business days after the date of notification by the Virginia Parole Board (the Board) to the appropriate attorney for the Commonwealth of the decision to grant parole. The bill authorizes the Board to make such notification electronically and by certified mail; under current law, only certified mail may be used. The bill requires that the monthly reports issued by the Board regarding actions taken on the parole of prisoners (i) be published on the last 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 in the report only if the attorney for the Commonwealth and any victims have been notified; otherwise, inclusion in the report is delayed to the following month. The bill requires that when notice is sent to a victim of the victim's right to present evidence to the Board of the impact that the release of a prisoner will have on the victim, such notice shall also be sent to the attorney for the Commonwealth and the director of the victim/witness program of the jurisdiction in which the prisoner's offense occurred. This bill incorporates SB 1293. Read the Bill »


02/17/2021: Passed the House


12/02/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100482D
12/02/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/15/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2021Incorporates SB1293 (DeSteph)
01/15/2021Committee substitute printed 21103121D-S1
01/15/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/20/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1104S1)
01/27/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2021Passed by for the day
02/01/2021Read second time
02/01/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21103121D-S1
02/01/2021Amendment by Senator Morrisey withdrawn
02/01/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1104S1
02/02/2021Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/12/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/12/2021Committee substitute printed 21200170D-H1
02/12/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1104H1)
02/16/2021Read second time
02/17/2021Read third time
02/17/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200170D-H1
02/17/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1104H1
02/17/2021Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/17/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2021House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 38-N)
02/22/2021House insisted on substitute
02/22/2021House requested conference committee
02/23/2021Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N)
02/23/2021Conferees appointed by Senate
02/23/2021Senators: Obenshain, Boysko, Favola
02/24/2021Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2021Delegates: Scott, Watts, Bell
03/01/2021No further action taken
03/01/2021Failed to pass