Detention of delinquent juveniles; offenses causing death. (HB1474)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Detention of delinquent juveniles; offenses resulting in death. Provides that a court may order that a juvenile who has been adjudicated delinquent of an offense that would be punishable as a Class 1 misdemeanor if committed by an adult and who (i) has not previously been and is not currently adjudicated delinquent of a violent juvenile felony or found guilty of a violent juvenile felony and (ii) has not been released from the custody of the Department of Juvenile Justice within the previous 18 months be confined in a detention home or other secure facility for juveniles for a period not to exceed 12 months if the offense committed by the juvenile resulted in the death of another person. Currently, the length of such confinement cannot exceed six months, regardless of whether the offense resulted in the death of another person. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/01/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15100106D
01/01/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/19/2015Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (11-Y 0-N)
01/23/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1474)
01/28/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2015Read first time
02/02/2015Read second time
02/02/2015Committee amendments agreed to
02/02/2015Amendment by Delegate Lingamfelter agreed to
02/02/2015Engrossed by House as amended HB1474E
02/02/2015Printed as engrossed 15100106D-E
02/03/2015Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2015VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2015Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/23/2015Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Passed by for the day
02/24/2015Reconsideration of Passed by for the day agreed to (37-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1474E)
02/25/2015Read third time
02/25/2015Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2015Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1474ER)
03/06/2015Impact statement from DPB (HB1474ER)
03/06/2015Signed by Speaker
03/07/2015Signed by President
03/10/2015Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/10/15
03/10/2015G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, Sunday, March 29, 2015
03/23/2015G Approved by Governor-Chapter 391 (effective 7/1/15)
03/23/2015G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0391)


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 2 minutes.