Courthouse and courtroom security; assessment. (SB50)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Courthouse and courtroom security; assessment. Increases from $10 to $20 the maximum amount a local governing body may assess against a convicted defendant as part of the costs in a criminal or traffic case in district or circuit court to fund courthouse and courtroom security. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/16/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101096D
12/16/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2016Rereferred to Finance
02/03/2016Reported from Finance (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2016Reported from Finance (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB50)
02/05/2016Read second time and engrossed
02/08/2016Passed by for the day
02/09/2016Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 9-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/11/2016Placed on Calendar
02/11/2016Read first time
02/11/2016Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2016Assigned App. sub: Civil Law
02/16/2016Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends reporting (10-Y 0-N)
02/22/2016Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
03/02/2016Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2016Referred to Committee on Appropriations
03/08/2016Left in Appropriations

Video

This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 3 minutes.

Transcript

This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.

THE SENATOR FROM NORTHERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR HOW WELL. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THE BILL PASS AND SPEAKING TO THE BILL. THE SENATOR HAS THE FLOOR. THANK YOU. SENATE BILL 50 ENABLES LOCAL GOVERNMENTS TO INCREASE THE COURTROOM SECURITY FEE. IT IS CURRENTLY $10 AND HAS NOT BEEN INCREASED SINCE 2007. WHAT THIS BILL DOES IS SAYS THAT LOCAL GOVERNMENTS, THE GOVERNING AUTHORITY CAN INCREASE IT UP TO AN ADDITIONAL $10. THEY DON'T HAVE TO DO IT AT ALL, THEY CAN DO ANY AMOUNT UP TO AN ADDITIONAL $10. THIS IS THE PRIMARY CONCERN OF THE SHERIFFS AND I ASK THAT YOU VOTE FOR THIS BILL. THE SENATOR FROM BUCKING HAM, SENATOR BARRETT. MR. PRESIDENT, CAN THIS BILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, SENATE BILL 50 WILL ABOUT GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

[Unknown]: I ASK THAT THE BILL BE TAKEN UP FOR RECONSIDERATION.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THE QUESTION IS SHALL THE VOTE BY WHICH SENATE BILL 197


Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): MR. PRESIDENT, CAN SENATE BILL 197 GO BYE FOR THE DAY?

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): WITHOUT OBJECTION, SENATE BILL 197 WILL GO BYE FOR THE DAY.

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta): SENATE BILL 50, RELATING TO COURTHOUSE AND COURTROOM SECURITY, ASSESSMENT.

[Unknown]: THE SENATOR FROM NORTHERN FAIRFAX COUNTY, SENATOR HOWELL.

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston): THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I MOVE THAT THE BILL PASS. MR. PRESIDENT, THIS IS THE TOP PRIORITY OF THE SHERIFFS THIS YEAR. WHAT IT DOES IS IT ALLOWS LOCALITIES TO INCREASE THE FEE FOR COURTROOM AND COURTHOUSE SECURITY, UP TO AN ADDITIONAL $10. EVERYTHING WOULD HAVE TO BE DONE BY THE LOCAL GOVERNING BODY AND IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THE ENTIRE $10. IT CAN BE UP TO $10. THESE FEES HAVE NOT BEEN INCREASED SINCE 2007, AND YET, THE COURTROOM THREATS HAVE BEEN GOING UP. THE DEPUTIES, THEY BELIEVE THERE ARE ABOUT 106 DEPUTIES SHORT ON COURTROOM SECURITY AND THIS WOULD MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR LOCALITIES TO PROVIDE THAT.

Del. Bill Howell (R-Fredericksburg): THANK YOU, SENATOR. THE QUESTION IS SHALL SENATE BILL 50 PASS. ALL IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION WILL RECORD THEIR VOTES AYE, THOSE OPPOSED NO. ARE THE SENATORS READY TO VOTE? HAVE ALL THE SENATORS VOTED? DO ANY SENATORS DESIRE TO CHANGE THEIR VOTE? THE CLERK WILL CLOSE THE ROLL.

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston): AYES 30, NOS NINE.


Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Mount Solon): HOME BEFORE 8:00 OR 9:00 IN THE EVENING. SO I HAVE A VESTED INTEREST IN THE OUTCOME HERE. I THINK THERE ARE CONCERNS THAT PERHAPS WE NEED TO ADDRESS WITH THIS AND I WOULD BE GLAD TO YIELD TO QUESTIONS IF THERE IS ANY ONE THAT HAS A QUESTION ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR BILL. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB223.