Veterans Docket Act; established, report. (SB317)

Introduced By

Sen. Kenneth Alexander (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Chris Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Veterans Dockets; established. Establishes, by the Veterans Docket Act (the Act), 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. The bill establishes a state veterans docket advisory committee and requires localities intending to establish such dockets to establish local veterans docket advisory committees. The bill gives the Supreme Court of Virginia administrative oversight of the implementation of the Act. The Act is modeled on the Drug Treatment Court Act ( 18.2-254.1). Read the Bill »


02/01/2016: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/08/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101974D
01/08/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2016Continued to 2017 in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)