Veterans and military servicemembers; specialty treatment procedures. (HB1691)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Servicemembers and veterans courts.  Establishes the Servicemembers and Veterans Court Act. The bill allows the establishment of servicemembers and veterans courts as specialized court dockets within the existing structure of Virginia's court system, offering judicial monitoring of intensive treatment and supervision of offenders who appear to suffer from mental illness, alcohol or drug abuse, posttraumatic stress disorder, or traumatic brain injury, any of which appear to be related to military service, including, readjustment to civilian life. A state military members and veterans court advisory committee is established and localities intending to establish servicemembers and veterans courts are required to establish advisory committees. The Supreme Court of Virginia is given administrative oversight for the implementation of the Act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102105D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2011Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/17/2011Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
01/26/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2011Committee substitute printed 11104755D-H1
02/02/2011Read first time
02/03/2011Read second time
02/03/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104755D-H1
02/03/2011Amendment by Delegate Stolle agreed to
02/03/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute with amendment HB1691EH1
02/03/2011Printed as engrossed 11104755D-EH1
02/04/2011Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/04/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on General Laws and Technology
02/14/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1691EH1)
02/16/2011Reported from General Laws and Technology with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2011Committee substitute printed 11105438D-S1
02/18/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read third time
02/21/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105438D-S1
02/21/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1691S1
02/21/2011Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2011Placed on Calendar
02/23/2011Senate substitute rejected by House 11105438D-S1 (0-Y 97-N)
02/23/2011VOTE: REJECTED (0-Y 97-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Senate insisted on substitute (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Senate requested conference committee
02/24/2011House acceded to request
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by House
02/24/2011Delegates: Stolle, Janis, Johnson
02/24/2011Conferees appointed by Senate
02/24/2011Senators: Miller, J.C., Vogel, Locke
02/25/2011Conference substitute printed 11105608D-H2
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1691ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/11/2011Impact statement from DPB (HB1691ER)
03/22/2011Governor's recommendation received by House
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (100-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (HB1691ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 772 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0772)


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 2 minutes.