Conditional release of geriatric prisoners; exceptions. (SB1232)

Introduced By

Sen. Amanda Chase (R-Midlothian)

Progress

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

Description

Conditional release of geriatric prisoners; exceptions. Prohibits persons serving a sentence imposed upon a conviction of murder in the first or second degree or murder of a pregnant woman, if the offense resulting in such conviction occurred on or after July 1, 2021, from petitioning the Parole Board for conditional release on the basis of age. The bill also provides that persons may petition the Parole Board for conditional release when they reach age 70 and have served at least 65 percent of their sentence. Under current law, such persons may petition the Parole Board when they reach age 65 and have served at least five years of their sentence or reach age 60 and have served at least 10 years of their sentence. A person serving a sentence for a Class 1 felony will continue to be an exception as in current law and may not petition the Parole Board for conditional release on the basis of age. Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2021: Awaiting a Vote in the Rehabilitation and Social Services Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21100257D
01/11/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/12/2021Impact statement from VCSC (SB1232)

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