Prisoners; allows localities to charge persons for costs of transporting them to jail. (HB487)

Introduced By

Del. Onzlee Ware (D-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Collection by locality of cost of transporting prisoners.  Allows localities to charge persons convicted of violations of state law or ordinance for the costs of transporting them to jail or other holding facility. Amends § 19.2-338, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


  • 01/10/2012 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12101292D
  • 01/10/2012 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/13/2012 Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
  • 02/08/2012 Subcommittee recommends continuing to 2013
  • 02/10/2012 Continued to 2013 with amendment(s) in Courts of Justice
  • 11/29/2012 Left in Courts of Justice


Stephen writes:

This would give rise to inmates needing higher wages to pay for it. I can picture the court challenges by inmates.