2021 Session

Budget Amendments - HB1800 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Mullin
Repeal of Mandatory Minimum Sentences

Item 400 #5h

Item 400 #5h

First Year - FY2021 Second Year - FY2022
Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Corrections FY2021 $0 FY2022 ($1,000,000) GF

Page 476, line 30, strike "$821,331,843" and insert "$820,331,843".


(This amendment reduces by $1.0 million from the general fund the second year appropriation for the operation of secure correctional facilities pursuant to legislation to be considered by the 2021 Session of the General Assembly which would repeal mandatory minimum sentences; this is a placeholder amendment until a final fiscal impact statement for the bill can be provided. The bill would allow any individual convicted of a felony offense requiring a mandatory minimum sentence and who remains incarcerated to petition the circuit court for a new sentencing. Persons convicted of a Class 1 felony, any mandatory minimum life sentence, or any misdemeanor will not be eligible for retroactive re-sentencing. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission.)