Inmates; Department of Corrections to establish a personal trust account therefor. (SB923)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Department of Corrections; inmate savings accounts.  Requires the Department of Corrections to establish for each inmate a personal savings account consisting of 10 percent of any funds received by an inmate from any source until the account has a balance of $1,000. Funds in an inmates personal savings account shall be paid to the inmate upon parole or final discharge. Amends § 53.1-43.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/10/2011Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101611D
01/10/2011Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/24/2011Assigned Rehab sub: Corrections
01/28/2011Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2011Committee substitute printed 11104400D-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 11104400D-S1
02/01/2011Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB923S1
02/02/2011Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-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
02/11/2011Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2011Committee substitute printed 11105275D-H1
02/14/2011Read second time
02/15/2011Read third time
02/15/2011Committee substitute agreed to 11105275D-H1
02/15/2011Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB923H1
02/15/2011Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/15/2011VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2011Title replaced 11105275D-H1
02/23/2011Enrolled
02/23/2011Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB923ER)
02/23/2011Impact statement from DPB (SB923ER)
02/23/2011Signed by President
02/23/2011Signed by Speaker
03/18/2011G Approved by Governor-Chapter 284 (effective 1/1/12)
03/18/2011G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0284)

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 1 minute.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2225.

Comments

stephen writes:

I think it's a good law to teach people how to save, and cut down on the need for the state to support people.

Dave writes:

Savings accounts are a good idea for most working people; however, not for an inmate. This is especially unreasonable considering that the savings account funds turned over to an inmate upon release would likely be seized by collections agencies and state authorities to repay fines, court costs, and fees incurred by the inmate. Not only are the inmate's immediate needs compromised, the intent of the family and friends that sacrificed to provide for the inmate's needs are subverted.

Another way to accomplish a similar goal is to work with the inmate to instill the internal drive to save to pay off debt and to have a nest egg with which to start again upon release.