Local correctional facilities; electronic visitation and messaging with prisoners. (HB2308)

Introduced By

Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach) with support from co-patron Del. Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wytheville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local correctional facilities; electronic visitation and messaging with prisoners. Provides a broader definition of communication systems used by jails for prisoners to communicate with family, attorneys, and others during incarceration and requires that sheriffs and jail administrators provide this service free of charge if the visitor is physically in the jail facility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/18/2013Presented and ordered printed 13104085D
01/18/2013Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/18/2013Assigned MPPS sub: #3
01/21/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 0-N)
01/25/2013Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety (18-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2013Read first time
01/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2308)
01/29/2013Read second time
01/29/2013Amendment by Delegate Hope rejected
01/29/2013Engrossed by House
01/30/2013Read third time and passed House (74-Y 25-N)
01/30/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (74-Y 25-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/31/2013Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/08/2013Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Read third time
02/12/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/12/2013Amendment by Senator Ebbin rejected
02/12/2013Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2308ER)
02/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB2308ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
03/16/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 449 (effective 7/1/13)
03/16/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0449)


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 10 minutes.