Jails; court can adopt regional jail until it can obtain adequate facility. (HB1962)

Introduced By

Del. Matthew James (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patrons Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), and Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Court adoption of jails. Clarifies that when a county or city is without an adequate jail the court can adopt a regional jail until it can obtain an adequate jail. Currently the statute provides for the adoption of the jail of another county or city in such circumstances without specifying regional jails. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102357D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2013Assigned MPPS sub: #2
01/17/2013Subcommittee recommends striking from docket
02/06/2013Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety