Mandatory minimum sentences; elimination, modification of sentence to mandatory minimum term.
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.
Bill Patron: Morrissey
(Senate) Defeated by Senate (17-Y 23-N) February 14, 2022