Juvenile and adult facilities; punishment for certain offenses committed within facilities, etc. (SB1033)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juvenile correctional centers; penalties. Imposes the same penalties for offenses committed by persons confined in a juvenile correctional center as currently exist for persons who commit such offenses in an adult facility. The bill provides that the punishment for committing an assault and battery against a person directly involved in the care, treatment, or supervision of persons in the custody or under the supervision of the Department of Corrections or Department of Juvenile Justice who is engaged in the performance of his public duties is a Class 6 felony, with a six-month mandatory minimum term of confinement. Under current law, this provision applies to employees of the Department of Corrections. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103062D
01/08/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1033)
01/17/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1033)
01/25/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Committee substitute printed 13104353D-S1
01/25/2013Rereferred to Finance
01/28/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1033S1)
01/29/2013Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2013Read second time
01/31/2013Reading of substitute waived
01/31/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13104353D-S1
01/31/2013Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1033S1
02/01/2013Bills placed in block (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2013Placed on Calendar
02/06/2013Read first time
02/06/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
02/08/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (8-Y 0-N)
02/08/2013Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Committee substitute printed 13105057D-H1
02/11/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2013Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
02/12/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1033H1)
02/14/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/15/2013Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Committee substitute agreed to 13105057D-H1
02/20/2013Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1033H1
02/20/2013No action taken
02/21/2013Read third time
02/21/2013Committee substitute reconsidered 13105057D-H1
02/21/2013Committee substitute rejected 13105057D-H1
02/21/2013Passed House (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1033ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
02/25/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1033ER)
02/28/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB1033ER)
03/25/2013Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/02/2013Placed on Calendar
04/03/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 782 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/03/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/03/2013G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/03/2013Reenrolled bill text (SB1033ER2)
04/03/2013Signed by President as reenrolled
04/03/2013Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/03/2013Enacted, Chapter 782 (effective 7/1/13)
04/03/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0782)
04/08/2013Impact statement from VCSC (SB1033ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 4 minutes.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2065.


ACLU-VA Juvenile Justice, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia opposes legislation that treats juveniles as adults in the criminal justice system. Juveniles are fundamentally different than adults and have a unique potential for successful rehabilitation. The human brain develops well into a person’s twenties, so juveniles have not yet developed the capacity to make mature and responsible decisions. Juvenile offenders must be held accountable for their crimes, but in a way that takes advantage of their unique potential for rehabilitation and reentry. Research from around the country confirms that juveniles who are tried and sentenced as adults are much more likely to commit additional — and more violent — crimes than youth with similar offenses who are kept in the juvenile system.