Profits from crime; subject to special order of escrow, with profits going to victim. (HB617)

Introduced By

Del. John O'Bannon (R-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Profits from crime. Provides that profits from crime are subject to a special order of escrow, with the profits going to the victim. If there is money remaining after a judgment in favor of the victim is paid, or if there is no judgment in favor of a victim, 25% of the defendant's legal fees paid by the Commonwealth may be reimbursed to the Commonwealth and the defendant's fines and costs may be paid. Any money remaining will be paid into the Literary Fund. Because Article VIII, Section 8 of the Virginia Constitution requires forfeited assets, other than those involved in the distribution of illegal drugs, to be deposited into the Literary Fund, under current law the money cannot be paid into the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061102440
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Civil Law
02/10/2006Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N)
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time and engrossed
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
03/06/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006Committee substitute printed 064885440-S1
03/07/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read third time
03/07/2006Reading of substitute waived
03/07/2006Committee substitute agreed to 064885440-S1
03/07/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB617S1
03/07/2006Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006Senate substitute agreed to by House (95-Y 1-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 1-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB617ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 414 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0414)