Marijuana-related offenses; modification of sentence. (SB745)

Introduced By

Sen. Scott Surovell (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patrons Del. Rodney Willett (D-Henrico), and Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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, shall receive an automatic hearing to consider modification of such person's sentence. The bill also provides that a person is eligible to be considered for parole if such person was convicted of a felony conviction, except for an act of violence, and had such felony conviction sentence enhanced because of a felony marijuana conviction and such offense was committed on or after January 1, 1995, and the person was committed by a court to the Department of Corrections and remained incarcerated for such offense on July 1, 2022. The bill incorporates SB 518. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/21/2022Presented and ordered printed 22103531D
01/21/2022Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/28/2022Rereferred from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Rereferred to Judiciary
02/01/2022Assigned Judiciary sub: Criminal Law
02/07/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/07/2022Reported from Judiciary with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22106159D-S1
02/07/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/07/2022Incorporates SB518 (Lucas)
02/10/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/10/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with amendment (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB745S1)
02/14/2022Passed by for the day
02/15/2022Read second time
02/15/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/15/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106159D-S1
02/15/2022Reading of amendment waived
02/15/2022Committee amendment agreed to
02/15/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendment SB745ES1
02/15/2022Printed as engrossed 22106159D-ES1
02/15/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Passed Senate (22-Y 17-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2022Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB745ES1)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/27/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/28/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
02/28/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
03/02/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/02/2022Committee substitute printed 22107177D-H1
03/04/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB745H1)
03/04/2022Tabled in Appropriations (12-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022Reconsidered by Appropriations
03/07/2022Failed to report (defeated) in Appropriations (10-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)

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