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2024 Parole Bills

APPROVED 
 

HB 913 Parole Board; voting requirements.
Introduced by: Irene Shin [D]
Provides that notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, if the Parole Board adopts a rule or regulation requiring the concurrence of four or more members of the Board to grant discretionary parole or conditional release, in the event that there are less than four members but at least three members on the Parole Board, then such requirement shall be satisfied upon a unanimous vote of the members on the Board.
01/19/24  House: Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/25/24  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 1-N)
01/26/24  House: Reported from Public Safety (21-Y 1-N)
02/01/24  House: Read third time and passed House (100-Y 0-N)
02/01/24  House: VOTE: Passage (100-Y 0-N)
02/02/24  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
03/01/24  Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (14-Y 0-N)
03/05/24  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
03/05/24  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/24  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (83-Y 16-N)
03/06/24  House: VOTE: Adoption (83-Y 16-N)

04/04/24  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 458 (effective 7/1/24)
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SJ 33 Governor; confirming appointments.
(Virginia, Member, appointed August 25, 2023, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor beginning August 25, 2023, to succeed Howard Vick Patricia West of Virginia Beach, Virginia, Member, appointed September 18, 2023, to serve at the pleasure of the Governor beginning September 18, 2023, to succeed Chadwick Dotson.)
Introduced by: Aaron R. Rouse [D]
Confirming Governor's appointments; October 1. Confirms appointments of certain persons made by Governor Glenn Youngkin and communicated to the General Assembly October 1, 2023.
01/15/24  Senate: Presented and ordered printed 24100482D
01/15/24  Senate: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
01/30/24  Senate: Reported from Privileges and Elections with amendment (15-Y 0-N)
02/05/24  Senate: Committee amendment rejected
02/05/24  Senate: Engrossed by Senate
02/06/24  Senate: Read third time and agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/24  House: Referred to Committee on Privileges and Elections
02/07/24  House: Reported from Privileges and Elections (22-Y 0-N)
02/08/24  House: Agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/24  House: VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/24  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SJ33ER)
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SB 449 Juvenile parole; juvenile correctional centers.
Introduced by: David W. Marsden [D]
Provides that any person sentenced to a term of life imprisonment or who has a cumulative term of active sentences that total more than 20 years, regardless of whether such sentences were imposed during a single sentencing hearing or multiple sentencing hearings, for a single felony offense or multiple felony offenses committed while that person was a juvenile and who has served at least 20 consecutive years of incarceration, including any period of commitment in a juvenile correctional center, shall be eligible for parole. Under current law, any period of commitment in a juvenile correctional center for any sentences for such juvenile offender is not considered as a portion of the minimum of 20 years of incarceration served in order for such offender to be eligible for parole.
01/09/24  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/02/24  Senate: Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 6-N)
02/07/24  Senate: Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 19-N)
02/13/24  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/24  House: Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/19/24  House: Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
02/22/24  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 2-N)
02/23/24  House: Reported from Public Safety (12-Y 9-N)
02/28/24  House: VOTE: Passage (50-Y 49-N)
03/04/24  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB449ER)
03/04/24  House: Signed by Speaker
03/07/24  Senate: Signed by President
03/11/24  Senate: Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/24  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
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                                                                                                                            FAILED

HB 308 Geriatric prisoners; conditional release. FAILED
Introduced by: Jason S. Ballard [R]
Expands the list of offenses that prohibit a person from petitioning the Parole Board for conditional release as a geriatric prisoner.
01/05/24  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/24  House: Referred from Courts of Justice by voice vote
01/15/24  House: Referred to Committee on Public Safety
01/16/24  House: Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
01/18/24  House: Subcommittee failed to recommend reporting (2-Y 4-N)
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SB 263 Investigation prior to release; input from the attorney for the Commonwealth. FAILED
Introduced by: Christie New Craig [R]
Investigation prior to release; input from the attorney for the Commonwealth. Provides that when the Parole Board is conducting the required investigation to determine if a prisoner will be released on parole, the Board must notify the attorney for the Commonwealth in each jurisdiction in which an offense occurred for which the prisoner is incarcerated, and the attorney for the Commonwealth may submit his input to the Board regarding the impact that the release of the prisoner will have on public safety.
01/09/24  Senate: Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/19/24  Senate: Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 7-N)
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