Parole Board; powers and duties. (HB435)

Introduced By

Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria) with support from co-patron Del. Ronnie Campbell (R-Raphine)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Parole Board; powers and duties. Provides that the Virginia Parole Board (the Board) shall review and decide the case of each prisoner who is eligible for parole no later than that part of the calendar year in which he becomes eligible and (i) every three years thereafter, until he is released on parole or discharged, provided that there are 10 years or more or life imprisonment remaining on the sentence in each case, or (ii) annually thereafter, until he is released on parole or discharged if there are fewer than 10 years remaining on the sentence in each case. The bill also provides that, as a part of the investigation before the Board decides to grant or deny parole, the Board shall, if applicable, review in its entirety the transcript from the trial that resulted in the conviction or convictions for which the inmate is currently serving a term of imprisonment. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102809D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/25/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/27/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/27/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
01/28/2022Reported from Public Safety with substitute (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Committee substitute printed 22105381D-H1
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB435H1)
02/01/2022Read first time
02/02/2022Passed by for the day
02/03/2022House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/03/2022Read second time
02/03/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22105381D-H1
02/03/2022Amendments by Delegate Wright agreed to
02/03/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendments HB435EH1
02/03/2022Printed as engrossed 22105381D-EH1
02/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB435EH1)
02/04/2022Read third time and passed House (52-Y 48-N)
02/04/2022VOTE: Passage (52-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/18/2022Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)

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