Residential community programs; Dept. of Corrections to allow nonviolent prisoners to participate. (SB185)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Residential community programs. Requires the Department of Corrections to give nonviolent prisoners who have not been sentenced upon a conviction of murder in the first degree, rape in violation of 18.2-61, forcible sodomy, animate or inanimate object sexual penetration, aggravated sexual battery, or sentenced to one or more life terms the opportunity, where available, to participate in a residential community program, work release, or a community-based program. Current law requires that the prisoner not be convicted of any violent crime and be sentenced to at least three years. The bill also restricts the cost of keep to no more than 30 percent of the prisoner's gross earnings. This bill is a recommendation of the Joint Subcommittee Studying the Commonwealth's Program for Prisoner Reentry to Society (2005). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 063706796
01/10/2006Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/20/2006Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (13-Y 0-N)
01/20/2006Committee substitute printed 060487796-S1
01/23/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
01/23/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/24/2006Read second time
01/24/2006Reading of substitute waived
01/24/2006Committee substitute agreed to 060487796-S1
01/24/2006Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB185S1
01/25/2006Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
01/25/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
01/25/2006Communicated to House
02/13/2006Placed on Calendar
02/13/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/24/2006Passed by indefinitely in Militia, Police and Public Safety