Robbery; earned sentence credits. (HB549)

Introduced By

Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Department of Corrections; earned sentence credits; robbery. Specifies that any person serving a sentence on a Class 2 felony for committing robbery and causing serious bodily injury to or the death of any other person is subject to a maximum 4.5 earned sentence credits for each 30 days served. Consequently, a person serving a sentence on a robbery that is a Class 3, Class 5, or Class 6 felony is not subject to the maximum 4.5 earned sentence credits and may be eligible for the four-level classification system for the awarding and calculation of earned sentence credits to become effective on July 1, 2022. The bill requires the calculation of earned sentence credits to apply retroactively to the entire sentence of any inmate who is confined in a state correctional facility and participating in the earned sentence credit system on July 1, 2022, and was (i) convicted of robbery, as such crime was in effect prior to July 1, 2021, provided that such person, during the commission of such robbery, did not cause serious bodily injury to or the death of another person or (ii) convicted of robbery punishable as a Class 3, Class 5, or Class 6 felony on or after July 1, 2021. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Committee
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100122D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB549)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice

Comments

Tara payne writes:

I find this bill hb549 to be an adequate addition to hb5148. It is my belief that circumstances differ in each case and their for should be punished based on the severity of the crime committed. Please allow this bill to become law so we may have a fair outcome for the individuals who were exempt from the earned sentence credits. Thank You
Tara Payne

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