Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged

Fighting to reverse the trend of mass incarceration and correcting sentencing bias and injustices that remain uncorrected in Virginia." -- Lillie Branch-Kennedy, Founder/Executive Director Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged & Disenfranchised (RIHD)


Jan 14, 2014 | by admin

Listed below are proposed legislation that RIHD and the CRC have been monitoring. Please be proactive in giving voice to these bills to both the sponsor and your district state legislators. For additional information, join us at the next mobile justice tour. Schedule attached

HB93- Introduced by Delegate Krupicka (Statewide Ban-the-Box)
Employment Application; inquiries regarding criminal arrests, charges, or convictions; penalty.

SB250 – Introduced by Senator A. Donald McEachin (Statewide Ban-the Box)
Employment applications; inquiries regarding criminal arrests,

HB 153 – Introduce by Delegate Joseph D. Morrissey
Writ of actual innocence based on non-biological evidence; additional petitions allowed.  Removes the limitation that only one petition may be filed by allowing additional petitions based on new retroactive new rules of constitutional law and changes in statute when such rules are applicable to a collateral review of a criminal conviction.

SB33 Introduced by Senator William Stanley, Jr.
Sentence modification; amends provision for felony sentence.  Sentence modification; felony.  Amends provision that allows felony sentence modification prior to transfer to the Department of Corrections to specify that the transfer must have been lawful.

HB723 Introduce by Senator Jennifer McClellan
A BILL to amend and reenact 53.1-202.3 of the Code of Virginia, relating to sentence credits; drug-related felonies. 7.5 days
(Though this bill fall short of SB796 (2011), we support it as a start)
Make every effort to show up and give voice.

Attached is the Mobile Justice Tour schedule for the month of February.  Please share with others.

Thank you,
Lillie Branch-Kennedy
Resource Information Help for the Disadvantaged (RIHD)
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