Sentencing in a criminal case; procedure for trial by jury, ascertainment of punishment, etc. (SB811)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sentencing in a criminal case; jury trial. Provides that in a criminal case the court shall ascertain the extent of the punishment, unless the accused has requested that the jury ascertain punishment or was found guilty of capital murder. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103829D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/24/2020Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB811)
02/05/2020Reported from Judiciary with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Committee substitute printed 20107869D-S1
02/07/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2020Read second time
02/10/2020Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107869D-S1
02/10/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB811S1
02/11/2020Read third time and passed Senate (23-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB811S1)
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
02/28/2020Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2021
03/02/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice
12/04/2020Left in Courts of Justice