Suspended sentence; limitation on sentence upon revocation, technical violations, penalty. (HB760)

Introduced By

Del. Les Adams (R-Chatham)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Limitation on sentence upon revocation of suspension of sentence; technical violations; penalty. Specifies that a violation of the terms and conditions of a suspended sentence or probation based on a defendant's failure to refrain from the use, possession, or distribution of a Schedule I or II controlled substance shall not be considered a technical violation. Accordingly, a court is not subject to the limitations on the amount of active incarceration it can impose as a result of a revocation hearing based on such violation and may revoke the suspension and impose or resuspend any or all of the period previously suspended. Currently, a defendant's failure to refrain from the use, possession, or distribution of any controlled substance or paraphernalia is a technical violation. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101505D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2022Impact statement from VCSC (HB760)
01/24/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB760)
02/01/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/03/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #4
02/04/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2022Read first time
02/10/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2022Read third time and passed House (51-Y 48-N)
02/11/2022VOTE: Passage (51-Y 48-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/28/2022Passed by indefinitely in Judiciary (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)