Discretionary sentencing guidelines worksheets; use by juries. (SB810)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Discretionary sentencing guidelines worksheets; use by juries. Requires that the jury be given the applicable discretionary sentencing guidelines worksheets during a sentencing proceeding and that the court instruct the jury that the sentencing guidelines worksheets are discretionary and not binding on the jury. The bill requires sentencing guidelines worksheets to be kept confidential by the jurors and filed under seal by the court. Read the Bill »


12/04/2020: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20103833D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB810)
02/10/2020Reported from Judiciary (8-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2020Passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Placed on Calendar
02/14/2020Read first time
02/14/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/28/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
03/02/2020Continued to 2021 in Courts of Justice
12/04/2020Left in Courts of Justice