Juveniles; transfer and trial as adults charged with certain offenses. (HB718)

Introduced By

Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juveniles; trial as adults.  Allows prosecutors the discretion to have juveniles charged with violations of certain gang offenses and repeat violations of certain drug offenses to be transferred to the circuit court for trial as an adult. The bill also provides that juveniles charged with an offense defined as an act of violence, if previously adjudicated delinquent of an act of violence, are automatically transferred to the circuit court for trial as an adult. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/11/2012Presented and ordered printed 12102422D
01/11/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12102422D
01/11/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB718)
01/20/2012Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/23/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 2-N)
02/02/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB718)
02/03/2012Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2012Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2012Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/10/2012Subcommittee recommends reporting (6-Y 1-N)
02/10/2012Reported from Appropriations (20-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2012Read first time
02/13/2012Read second time
02/13/2012Passed by temporarily
02/13/2012Engrossed by House
02/14/2012Read third time and passed House (79-Y 21-N)
02/14/2012VOTE: PASSAGE (79-Y 21-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2012Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2012Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2012Committee substitute printed 12105550D-S1
02/22/2012Rereferred to Finance
02/24/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB718S1)
02/28/2012Reported from Finance with amendments (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/29/2012Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Read third time
03/01/2012Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2012Committee substitute agreed to 12105550D-S1
03/01/2012Reading of amendments waived
03/01/2012Committee amendments agreed to
03/01/2012Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute with amendments HB718S1
03/01/2012Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2012Passed Senate with substitute with amendments (26-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2012Placed on Calendar
03/05/2012Senate substitute with amendments agreed to by House 12105550D-S1 (81-Y 18-N)
03/05/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (81-Y 17-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2012Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB718ER)
03/08/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB718ER)
03/08/2012Signed by Speaker
03/09/2012Impact statement from DPB (HB718ER)
03/09/2012Signed by President
04/09/2012Governor's recommendation received by House
04/17/2012Placed on Calendar
04/18/2012House concurred in Governor's recommendation (82-Y 14-N)
04/18/2012VOTE: ADOPTION (82-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (24-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
04/18/2012G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/18/2012Reenrolled bill text (HB718ER2)
04/18/2012Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/18/2012Signed by President as reenrolled
04/18/2012G Approved by Governor-Chapter 772 (effective 7/1/12)
04/18/2012G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0772)
04/26/2012Impact statement from VCSC (HB718ER2)


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 11 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB419.