Immediate sanction probation program; created. (HB1299)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Immediate sanction 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 for which confinement can be imposed or absconding for more than seven days. He would then be subject to a minimum of three to 10 days in jail, with the terms of confinement escalating for each subsequent offense. After serving his sentence for the fourth violation, the defendant would become ineligible for the immediate sanction program. The program is to be initially administered by the Virginia Criminal Sentencing Commission as a pilot program in no more than five pilot sites. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


02/23/2012Introduced at the request of Governor
02/23/2012Presented and ordered printed 12105597D
02/23/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/24/2012Assigned 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 amendments (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/29/2012Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
03/10/2012Left in Appropriations