Bad checks; attorneys for State to establish programs that allow persons to avoid prosecution. (SB364)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Worthless check program. Authorizes attorneys for the Commonwealth to establish programs that allow persons who write bad checks to avoid prosecution if they pay full restitution to the victim, attend an educational program, and pay all fines and costs. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 081514348
01/08/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/11/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/30/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2008Read second time and engrossed
02/05/2008Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2008Communicated to House
02/12/2008Placed on Calendar
02/12/2008Read first time
02/12/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/14/2008Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/29/2008Continued to 2009 in Courts of Justice
12/01/2008Tabled in Courts of Justice (7-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)