2010 Regular Session


File Code: Criminal Law - Procedure Crossfiled with: HOUSE BILL 940
Sponsored By:
Senator McFadden
Inmates - Life Imprisonment - Parole Approval and In Banc Review


Repealing provisions that provide that an individual who is serving a term of life imprisonment may be paroled only with the Governor's approval; and authorizing, with an exception, an individual serving a term of life imprisonment to have a judgment or determination of any point or question relating to the individual's conviction or sentence reviewed by a three-judge panel sitting in banc by filing a notice for in banc review any time after the individual has served at least 20 continuous years of imprisonment without being released on parole.

History by Legislative and Calendar Date

Legislative date is used to record history occurring in the Chambers otherwise Calendar date is used.
Senate Action
First Reading Senate Rules
Re-referred Judicial Proceedings
Hearing 3/23 at 1:00 p.m.
House Action
No Action

Bill indexed under the following Subjects:

Appeals -see also- Judicial Review
Judicial Review -see also- Appeals
Parole and Probation
Penalties and Sentences -see also- Death Penalty
Prisoners -see also- Ex-Offenders

Bill affects the following Statutes:

Correctional Services
( 4-305 , 7-301 )
Criminal Procedure
( 8-109 , 8-109 )


All documents except Roll Call Votes are displayed in PDF format:
Bill Text: First Reading, Third Reading, Enrolled
Fiscal and Policy Note: Available
Amendments: None offered