An Act to direct the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission
to study the sentencing guidelines for heroin possession.
Approved March 11, 2016
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:
1. § 1. The Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission
(the Commission) under its powers and duties shall evaluate judge-sentencing
and jury-sentencing patterns and practices in cases of manufacturing, selling,
giving, distributing, or possessing with intent to manufacture, sell, give, or
distribute heroin across the Commonwealth and recommend adjustments in the
sentencing guidelines previously adopted by the Commission.