Victims of crime; may visit perpetrator in prison facility. (HB913)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Victims of crime may visit perpetrator in prison facility.  Provides that a person who was the victim, or is the family member of a victim, of a crime committed by a prisoner incarcerated in any state correctional facility, may go into the interior of the facility to visit the prisoner, subject to the agreement of the prisoner and subject to reasonable time, place, and safety restrictions. The warden shall facilitate the visit. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/13/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10103410D
01/13/2010Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/21/2010Assigned MPPS sub: #2
02/04/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (4-Y 0-N)
02/09/2010Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2010Committee substitute printed 10104961D-H1
02/10/2010Read first time
02/11/2010Read second time
02/11/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10104961D-H1
02/11/2010Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB913H1
02/12/2010Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (96-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2010Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
03/05/2010Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (12-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2010Read third time
03/09/2010Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/22/2010Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB913ER)
03/22/2010Signed by Speaker
03/25/2010Signed by President
04/08/2010Impact statement from DPB (HB913ER)
04/13/2010Governor's recommendation received by House
04/13/2010Governor's substitute printed 10106207D-H2
04/20/2010Placed on Calendar
04/21/2010House concurred in Governor's recommendation (93-Y 0-N)
04/21/2010VOTE: --- ADOPTION (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/21/2010G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/21/2010Reenrolled bill text (HB913ER2)
04/21/2010Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/21/2010Signed by President as reenrolled
04/21/2010Enacted, Chapter 844 (effective 7/1/10)
04/21/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0844)


Marcus Booster writes:

What does this bill do?
Does it force a prisoner to accept a visit from a victim? Does this mean you could go in every day and verbally berate a prisoner and they will have to sit there and take it?
If it doesn't force a visit, how is this different from signing up for a visit now?

Jack Ford writes:

It isn't and it's stupid because it excludes death penalty inmates who are the most likely to want to participate in restorative justice programs.