Criminal cases; sentencing by jury. (HB415)

Introduced By

Del. Jason Ballard (R-Pearisburg) with support from co-patron Del. Wren Williams (R-Stuart)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal cases; sentencing by jury. Provides that if a jury finds a person guilty of a criminal offense, such jury shall ascertain the punishment of the offense. Under current law, unless the accused has requested that the jury ascertain punishment, the court shall fix punishment after the accused has been found guilty by a jury. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102281D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/27/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB415)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice

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