Sentencing proceeding by jury after conviction; relevant mitigating evidence. (SB296)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from co-patron Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Sentencing proceeding by jury after conviction; relevant mitigating evidence. Provides that relevant evidence that may be admissible by the defendant during the sentencing phase by a jury may include the circumstances surrounding the offense, the history and background of the defendant, and any other facts in mitigation of the offense. The bill also provides various examples of facts in mitigation of the offense. The bill also provides that any relevant evidence and facts in mitigation that may be considered by a jury when ascertainment of punishment by jury has been requested by the accused also may be considered by the court when the court fixes punishment. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102451D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB296)
02/14/2022Reported from Judiciary with amendment (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/15/2022Read second time
02/15/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/15/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2022Engrossed by Senate as amended SB296E
02/15/2022Printed as engrossed 22102451D-E
02/15/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB296E)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
03/04/2022Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (5-Y 3-N)
03/08/2022Left in Courts of Justice

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