Prisoners; certain documents to be provided to prisoner upon release. (HB691)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from 11 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Kris Amundson (D-Mount Vernon), Del. Mamye BaCote (D-Newport News), Del. Chuck Caputo (D-Oak Hill), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk), Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt), Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton), Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Discharge of prisoner; records required to be provided to prisoner upon release. Requires the Director of the Department of Corrections to provide each prisoner with the following documents upon discharge: (i) verification of the prisoner's work history while in custody; and (ii) verification of all educational and treatment programs completed by the prisoner while in custody. This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying the Commonwealth's Program for Prisoner Reentry to Society (2005). This bill incorporates House Bill 1530. Read the Bill »


03/23/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063704796
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/30/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB691)
02/03/2006Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/03/2006Committee substitute printed 063978348-H1
02/06/2006Read first time
02/07/2006Read second time
02/07/2006Committee substitute agreed to 063978348-H1
02/07/2006Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB691H1
02/08/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
02/08/2006Communicated to Senate
02/09/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2006Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/17/2006Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006Read third time
02/21/2006Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB691ER)
02/28/2006Signed by Speaker
03/01/2006Signed by President
03/01/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (HB691ER)
03/23/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 108 (effective 7/1/06)
03/31/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0108)