Diversion center incarceration program; placement of defendant with Department of Corrections. (HB1205)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Diversion Center Incarceration Program. Allows a probation and parole officer to place a defendant who scores Incarceration on the probation violation guidelines with the Department of Corrections to determine suitability to participate in the Diversion Center Incarceration Program. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 086521824
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1205)
02/08/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2008Committee substitute printed 080352636-H1
02/09/2008Read first time
02/11/2008Read second time
02/11/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080352636-H1
02/11/2008Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1205H1
02/12/2008Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/12/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to Senate
02/13/2008Constitutional reading dispensed
02/13/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N)
02/18/2008Committee substitute printed 080885636-S1
02/19/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2008Read third time
02/20/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2008Committee substitute agreed to 080885636-S1
02/20/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1205S1
02/20/2008Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2008Placed on Calendar
02/22/2008Passed by for the day
02/22/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1205S1)
02/25/2008Senate substitute agreed to by House 080885636-S1 (96-Y 0-N)
02/25/2008VOTE: --- ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N)
02/27/2008Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1205ER)
02/27/2008Signed by Speaker
02/28/2008Impact statement from DPB (HB1205ER)
02/28/2008Signed by President
03/05/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 384 (effective 7/1/08)
03/11/2008G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0384)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB451.


Bill Twine writes:

This is a good bill. All too often Judges ignore diversion and detention center options when considering probation violations. As a result many, who could be diverted into thses programs, are sent to prison to serve the previously suspended sentence. Also, the diversion and detention centers are under utilized and we end up building more prisons.