Fines and costs; waiver of payment of interest for incarcerated persons. (HB1670)

Introduced By

Sen. Roz Dance (D-Petersburg) with support from co-patron Del. Algie Howell (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Waiver of payment of interest on fines and costs. Provides that no interest shall accrue on any fine or costs imposed in a criminal or traffic case for a period of 40 days from the date of the final judgment imposing such fine or costs or during any period the defendant is incarcerated. Current law provides for the interest waiver only for the 40-day period following, or when a defendant is incarcerated, for the current case. The bill also allows a court, for good cause shown, on motion of a defendant who is making payments or who is requesting a payment plan pursuant to 19.2-354, to waive payment of accrued but unpaid interest on fines and costs imposed by a judgment of that court. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/22/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 090406484
12/22/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/21/2009Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely
02/10/2009Left in Courts of Justice