Marijuana related offenses; modification of sentence. (SB518)

Introduced By

Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Modification of sentence for marijuana related offenses. Creates a process by which persons convicted of certain felony marijuana-related offenses committed prior to July 1, 2021, who remain incarcerated or on community supervision on July 1, 2022, may receive an automatic hearing to consider modification of such person's sentence. The bill also allows persons convicted of any felony offense committed prior to July 1, 2021, who remain incarcerated or on community supervision on July 1, 2022, and whose sentence may have been enhanced because of a previous felony marijuana offense or without the involvement of marijuana such felony offense conviction or felony sentence enhancement would not have been possible, as the involvement of marijuana was necessary to satisfy the elements of the charged offense or the sentence enhancement, to petition the circuit court for modification of such person's sentence. The bill requires such petition to be filed by July 1, 2024. The provisions of this bill sunset on July 1, 2025. Read the Bill »

Status

02/07/2022: Incorporated into Another Bill

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22104150D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/31/2022Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB518)
02/04/2022Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Incorporated by Judiciary (SB745-Surovell) (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)

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