Sentencing proceeding by the jury after conviction; recommendation of leniency. (SB326)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sentencing proceeding by the jury after conviction; recommendation of leniency. Provides that a jury may, in ascertaining the punishment for a person convicted of a felony or Class 1 misdemeanor, recommend that the sentence imposed be suspended in whole or in part, or that sentences imposed for multiple offenses be served concurrently, except where such suspension of sentence or concurrent service is prohibited by law. The bill prohibits the trial court from imposing an active term of incarceration in excess of the active term of incarceration recommended by the jury. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/06/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102165D
01/06/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/08/2020Moved from Courts of Justice to Judiciary due to a change of the committee name
01/31/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB326)
02/05/2020Reported from Judiciary with amendment (10-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/06/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time
02/11/2020Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2020Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB326E
02/11/2020Printed as engrossed 20102165D-E
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB326E)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/19/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
02/24/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice
12/04/2020Left in Courts of Justice