Mandatory minimum sentences; elimination, modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term. (SB104)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elimination of mandatory minimum sentences; modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term of confinement for felony offenses; report. Except for aggravated murder of a law-enforcement officer, eliminates all mandatory minimum sentences of confinement from the Code of Virginia. The bill directs the Secretary of Public Safety and Homeland Security to establish a work group to evaluate the feasibility of resentencing persons previously convicted of a felony offense that was punishable by a mandatory minimum term of confinement and to report its findings by November 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


01/17/2022: passed committee


01/06/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100637D
01/06/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/17/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2022Incorporates SB252 (Edwards)
01/17/2022Committee substitute printed 22104619D-S1
01/17/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/20/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB104S1)


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SUPPORT this bill that repeals mandatory minimum sentences and restores to judges discretion regarding sentencing. Incorporates SB 252.

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