Corrections, State Board of; powers and duties. (SB1001)

Introduced By

Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Powers of the State Board of Corrections.  Repeals the Board's authority to (1) ensure the development of long-range programs and plans for corrections services provided at the state and local level; (2) review and comment on all applications for federal funds and all budget and appropriations requests for the Department of Corrections prior to submission to the Governor; and (3) monitor the activities of the Department and its effectiveness in implementing standards and goals of the Board. The bill also repeals the power of the Board to authorize the payment of medical expenses incurred by a prisoner after his release or discharge from the Department when such expenses are the result of an injury suffered by the prisoner while incarcerated and not caused by the misconduct of the prisoner. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11103486D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/28/2011Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (11-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Committee substitute printed 11104806D-S1
01/31/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2011Read second time
02/01/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/01/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104806D-S1
02/01/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1001S1
02/02/2011Passed by for the day
02/03/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1001S1)
02/03/2011Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Placed on Calendar
02/07/2011Read first time
02/07/2011Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
02/15/2011Assigned MPPS sub: #2
02/17/2011Subcommittee recommends reporting (4-Y 0-N)
02/18/2011Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2011Read second time
02/22/2011Passed by for the day
02/23/2011Read third time
02/23/2011Passed House (70-Y 27-N)
02/23/2011VOTE: PASSAGE (70-Y 27-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1001ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/22/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 375 (effective 7/1/11)
03/22/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0375)
03/29/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1001ER)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 15 minutes.