Mandatory minimum sentences; elimination, modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term. (SB252)

Introduced By

Sen. John Edwards (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: Incorporated into Another Bill


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100249D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/17/2022Incorporated by Judiciary (SB104-Morrissey) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)