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

Introduced By

Del. Barbara Comstock (R-McLean)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; joint subcommittee. Increases the maximum amount of covered expenses that may be paid to certain crime victims to $30,000 from $25,000 and the maximum amount of an emergency award to $3,000 from $2,000. The bill requires the Chairmen of the House Appropriations and Senate Finance Committees to appoint a joint subcommittee of the membership of such committees to consider the administration, provision and funding of sexual and domestic violence services in the Commonwealth. The joint subcommittee will examine current grant funding structures at state agencies for federal and state funds used to support sexual and domestic violence service agencies and will review the grant applications, administration, and reporting processes required of local sexual and domestic violence agencies and may recommend a comprehensive and streamlined grant funding process for a more efficient funding structure to best serve the victims of sexual and domestic violence while ensuring compliance with federal requirements, including the possible administration of such structure at the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


11/18/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100790D
11/18/2013Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2014Impact 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)
12/04/2014Left in Courts of Justice