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HB 33 - Authorizes Inmates to Apply for Parole - Virginia Key Vote

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Title: Authorizes Inmates to Apply for Parole

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to concur with the governor's recommendations and pass a bill that authorizes inmates to apply for parole.

Highlights:

 

  • Requires the Parole Board to establish procedures for consideration of parole (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the provisions of this act will apply to any person who was sentenced by a jury prior to June 9, 2000, for any felony offense committed on or after January 1, 1995, and who remained incarcerated for such offense on July 1, 2020, other than a Class 1 felony or any of the following felony offenses where the victim was a minor (Sec. 1).:

    • Rape;

    • Forcible sodomy;

    • Object sexual penetration; or

    • Carnal knowledge.

  • Authorizes any person who meets eligibility criteria for parole as of July 1, 2020, to be scheduled for a parole interview no later than July 1, 2021, allowing for an extension of time for reasonable cause (Sec. 1).

See How Your Politicians Voted

Title: Authorizes Inmates to Apply for Parole

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt a conference report and pass a bill that authorizes inmates to apply for parole.

Highlights:

  • Requires the Parole Board to establish procedures for consideration of parole (Sec. 1).

  • Specifies that the provisions of this act will apply to any person who was sentenced by a jury prior to June 9, 2000, for any felony offense committed on or after January 1, 1995, and who remained incarcerated for such offense on July 1, 2020, other than a Class 1 felony or any of the following felony offenses where the victim was a minor (Sec. 1).:

    • Rape;

    • Forcible sodomy;

    • Object sexual penetration; or

    • Carnal knowledge.

  • Authorizes any person who meets eligibility criteria for parole as of July 1, 2020, to be scheduled for a parole interview no later than July 1, 2021, allowing for an extension of time for reasonable cause (Sec. 1).

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