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. Amends § 19.2-304, § 19.2-306, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


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