Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; emergency award to claimant shall not exceed $3000, etc. (HB1)

Introduced By

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Funding of sexual and domestic violence prevention, intervention, and prosecution. Creates a new subfund in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund to be known as the Sexual and Domestic Violence Subfund. The Subfund consists of all funds, from whatever source, in the Commonwealth related to sexual and domestic violence prevention, intervention, and prosecution. The bill also directs the Workers' Compensation Commission to appoint a coordinator to administer and oversee the use of the funds. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/18/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100790D
11/18/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/10/2014Assigned App. sub: Public Saftey
01/13/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1)
01/14/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1)
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1)
02/07/2014Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Committee substitute printed 14104953D-H1
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104953D-H1
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1H1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB1H1)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2014Continued to 2015 in Courts of Justice (9-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)


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 29 seconds.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB4.


Anna Pecora writes:

I fully support helping those who are victims of sexual and domestic violence. These victims need a safe place to turn to and resolve any trauma they've experienced.