Sanctions with Unified Rapid Enforcement (SURE); created. (SB111)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Sanctions with Unified Rapid Enforcement (SURE) probation program created.  Creates a specialized probation program available to offenders who are on probation pursuant to a suspended sentence and have not been convicted of a violent felony. The program provides for immediate arrest of a probation violator whose violation is not another crime. He would then be subject to a minimum of 5 to 10 days in jail, with the terms of confinement escalating for each subsequent offense. Upon a fourth violation the defendant would become ineligible for the SURE program. The program is to be initially administered by the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission as a pilot program in select jurisdictions for a period of two years. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101833D
01/09/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/24/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB111)
01/30/2012Committee substitute printed 12104816D-S1
01/30/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/07/2012Reported from Finance with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2012Committee substitute printed 12105171D-S2
02/07/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB111S1)
02/08/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2012Floor substitute printed 12105312D-S3 (Howell)
02/09/2012Read second time
02/09/2012Committee substitute rejected 12104816D-S1
02/09/2012Committee substitute rejected 12105171D-S2
02/09/2012Reading of substitute waived
02/09/2012Substitute by Senator Howell agreed to 12105312D-S3
02/09/2012Engrossed by Senate - floor substitute SB111S3
02/10/2012Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB111S3)
02/15/2012Placed on Calendar
02/15/2012Read first time
02/15/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/27/2012Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/27/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Committee substitute printed 12105705D-H1
02/27/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/29/2012Impact statement from DPB (SB111H1)
02/29/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/29/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/10/2012Left in Appropriations


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: HB1126.