Central Va. Criminal Justice Acad.; may enter into agreemt. to train private correctional personnel. (HB2624)

Introduced By

Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Training of certain private correctional personnel at Lynchburg Training Academy. Allows the Lynchburg Criminal Justice Training Academy to enter into an agreement to train private correctional personnel employed by the Immigration Centers of America-Farmville, so long as such agreement provides for the reimbursement of the costs of such training. The bill contains an emergency clause. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/23/2009Presented and ordered printed with emergency clause 095983400
01/26/2009Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/28/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2624)
02/04/2009Assigned MPPS sub: #3
02/05/2009Subcommittee 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 096030400-H1
02/08/2009Read first time
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee substitute agreed to 096030400-H1
02/09/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2624H1
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 for Courts of Justice
02/13/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/23/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2009Committee substitute printed 091556400-S1
02/24/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/25/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091556400-S1
02/25/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2624S1
02/25/2009Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Placed on Calendar
02/26/2009Senate substitute agreed to by House 091556400-S1 (97-Y 0-N)
02/26/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION EMERGENCY (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2624ER)
03/10/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2624ER)
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/25/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 177 (effective 3/25/09)
03/25/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0177)


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 1 minute.


Jeff Winder writes:

Private immigrant detention facilities have been disastrous across the country; abuses, neglect and death are commonplace. ICA claims they will do better while charging half the going rate.

No emergency exists. The immigrant detention unit at Piedmont Regional Jail in Farmville is currently far under capacity.