Veterans and military servicemembers; specialty treatment procedures. (SB1063)

Introduced By

Sen. John Miller (D-Newport News)


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.

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Bill Has Passed


01/11/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11102424D
01/11/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2011Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/02/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2011Committee substitute printed 11104926D-S1
02/04/2011Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2011Read second time
02/07/2011Reading of substitute waived
02/07/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11104926D-S1
02/07/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1063S1
02/08/2011Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2011Placed on Calendar
02/09/2011Read first time
02/09/2011Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2011Committee substitute printed 11105279D-H1
02/21/2011Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2011Read second time
02/24/2011Delegates: Athey, Cleaveland, Spruill
02/24/2011Read third time
02/24/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105279D-H1
02/24/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1063H1
02/24/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011Reconsideration of House passage agreed to by House
02/24/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/24/2011VOTE: PASSAGE #2 (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House substitute rejected by Senate (1-Y 38-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2011House insisted on substitute
02/24/2011House requested conference committee
02/24/2011Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
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 11105614D-S2
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
02/25/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2011Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1063ER)
03/03/2011Signed by Speaker
03/06/2011Signed by President
03/11/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB1063ER)
03/22/2011Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/05/2011Placed on Calendar
04/06/2011Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011House concurred in Governor's recommendation (95-Y 0-N)
04/06/2011VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/06/2011G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/06/2011Reenrolled bill text (SB1063ER2)
04/06/2011Signed by President as reenrolled
04/06/2011Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/06/2011Enacted, Chapter 847 (effective 7/1/11)
04/06/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0847)


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 2 minutes.