Robbery; conforms certain provisions of the Code of Virginia to the degrees of robbery offenses. (HB345)

Introduced By

Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale)

Progress

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Description

Robbery. Conforms certain provisions of the Code referencing robbery to the degrees of robbery offenses established by Chapter 534 of the Acts of Assembly of 2021, Special Session I. These changes include: (i) limiting certain non-robbery crimes for which committing such crime with the intent to commit a robbery is an element to the offenses to the two higher degrees of robbery, (ii) allowing persons convicted of the two lesser degrees of robbery to be eligible for conditional release if they are terminally ill and for the enhanced earned sentence credits, (iii) allowing persons who are ineligible for parole as a result of being convicted of three certain enumerated offenses to be eligible for parole if convicted of an offense that would constitute any of the three lesser degrees of robbery, (iv) limiting the application of the three-strikes law to the two higher degrees of robbery and making persons convicted under the three-strikes law eligible for parole if one of the three convictions resulting in the mandatory life sentence would constitute one of the two lesser degrees of robbery, and (v) specifying that persons convicted of either of the two higher degrees of robbery while on administrative furlough or released for work release are ineligible for further furlough or work release and that persons convicted of such offenses are ineligible for home/electronic incarceration. The bill leaves unchanged the current law making all degrees of robbery predicate criminal acts by adding the two lesser degrees of robbery to the definition of "predicate criminal act" and adding the two higher degrees of robbery to the definition of "act of violence." Read the Bill »

Status

01/11/2022: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102433D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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