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Barrier Crimes and Criminal History Records Checks, Joint Subcommittee to Study

    » SJ 35 (2020)
    » SJR 285 (2021)
  • Description: Study of the Commonwealth's laws related to barrier crimes and criminal history records checks and development of recommendations related to (i) whether statutory provisions related to criminal history records checks, barrier crimes, and barrier crime exceptions should be reorganized and consolidated into a central location in the Code of Virginia; (ii) whether certain crimes should be removed from the list of barrier crimes; (iii) whether barrier crime exceptions and waiver processes should be broadened; (iv) whether the required amount of time that must lapse after conviction of certain barrier crimes should be shortened; and (v) other changes that could be made to criminal history records check and barrier crimes requirements that would improve the organization, effectiveness, and fairness of such provisions.
  • Report Date: By first day of 2022 Regular Session
  • Expiration Date: November 30, 2021
  • Staff Contact:

    Division of Legislative Services: Anna Moir,, and Sabrina Miller-Bryson,

    Senate Committee Operations: Sean Sukol,

All members appointed by Speaker of the House. Appointment coincident with House term.
House Members:
The Honorable Lamont Bagby
The Honorable Marcia S. (Cia) Price, Vice Chair
The Honorable Michael P. Mullin
The Honorable Ibraheem S. Samirah
All members appointed by Senate Committee on Rules. Appointment coincident with Senate term.
Senate Members:
The Honorable John S. Edwards, Chair
The Honorable Scott A. Surovell
Citizen Members:
Name Representing Appointed By Term
Kristi Kelly Senate Committee on Rules  
James Abrenio Speaker of the House  
Ex Officio Members:
Name Title
Alison G. Land Commissioner, Dept. of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services
S. Duke Storen Commissioner, Department of Social Services
Rebekah Allen, representing Commissioner M. Norman Oliver Designeee, Commissioner of Health, Virginia Department of Health
Membership and Term Information:
Max # House: 4 Appointment Coincident With House Term? YES
Max # Senate: 2 Appointment Coincident With Senate Term? YES
Max # Citizens: 2
Max # Ex Officio: 3
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