Prisoner keep; increases amount locality may charge inmate to defray costs associated therewith. (HB1919)

Introduced By

Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville) with support from co-patrons Del. Paula Miller (D-Norfolk), and Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Corrections; payment of costs associated with prisoner keep. Increases from $1 to $25 the amount a locality may charge an inmate to defray the costs associated with the inmate's keep. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 097708480
01/13/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/20/2009Assigned MPPS sub: #3
01/23/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1919)
01/30/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/06/2009Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Committee substitute printed 096019480-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 096019480-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1919H1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by House
02/10/2009Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/12/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1919H1)
02/13/2009Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendment (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Read third time
02/17/2009Reading of amendment waived
02/17/2009Committee amendment agreed to
02/17/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/17/2009Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Placed on Calendar
02/19/2009Passed by for the day
02/20/2009Senate amendment agreed to by House (94-Y 4-N)
02/20/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1919ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/26/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB1919ER)
02/26/2009Signed by President
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Amendments specific and severable
04/08/2009House rejected Governor's recommendation amendment #1 (33-Y 66-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- REJECTED (33-Y 66-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation amendment #2 (97-Y 1-N)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (97-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation amendment #2 (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted in part
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB1919ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Communicated to Governor
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB1919ER2)
05/05/2009G Vetoed by Governor


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 5 minutes.


Waldo Jaquith writes:

That's really an enormous amount of money. Somebody convicted of writing bad checks, sentenced to six months, emerges $4,575 in debt. Which they can't pay, of course, because that's why they're in there in the first place. And what then? Do we put them in prison because they can't pay? I worry we're reinventing debtors' prison.

lillian cooper writes:

Does anyone really believe this is an appropiate reasoning? Where will these people get the money?
Already,their families are in dire straits and though anxious to have them free, can hardly afford to help them return to a viable life and pay accumalated debt. Reduce the number of people locked up. We all know there are many who've served sentences that have been much too long. Hope you don't consider this move a deterrant. Crimes continue. Bankers,politicians, world leaders; committing crimes every day.

lillian cooper writes:

The state needs to release men and women who have served ample time, who've made life changes and can become contributing citizens, not look for ways to increase revenue from the families who are already paying the price. Retun parole. Get moving parole for those under the old law. Get RID of the 'denied' stamp now held by Helen Fahey!!