Problem-Solving Docket Act; established, report. (SB903)

Introduced By

Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon) with support from co-patron Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Problem-Solving Courts; established. Establishes the Problem-Solving Court Act (the Act). The bill allows the establishment of problem-solving courts as specialized court dockets within the existing structure of Virginia's court system, offering judicial monitoring of intensive treatment and supervision of offenders who have special conditions and needs based on military service, mental illness, or societal re-entry. The bill establishes a state problem-solving court docket advisory committee and requires localities intending to establish such courts to establish local advisory committees. The Supreme Court of Virginia is given administrative oversight for the implementation of the Act. The Act is modeled on the Drug Treatment Court Act ( 18.2-254.1). Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/07/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/15 15101836D
01/07/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2015Introduced bill reprinted 15101836D
01/19/2015Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2015Committee substitute printed 15103948D-S1
01/19/2015Rereferred to Finance
01/26/2015Impact statement from DPB (SB903S1)
01/27/2015Reported from Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2015Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2015Read second time
01/29/2015Reading of substitute waived
01/29/2015Committee substitute agreed to 15103948D-S1
01/29/2015Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB903S1
01/30/2015Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2015Placed on Calendar
02/06/2015Read first time
02/06/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2015Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/18/2015Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/24/2015Left in Courts of Justice