Court-ordered restitution; form order, enforcement, noncompliance, etc. (HB1855)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Rich Anderson (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restitution; form order, enforcement, noncompliance; etc. Makes numerous changes related to the repayment of court-ordered restitution, including: (i) requiring the court to enter the amount of restitution and the terms and conditions of repayment on a form prescribed by the Office of the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court; (ii) providing that docketing an order of restitution as a civil judgment does not prohibit the court from enforcing such order by any other available means; (iii) requiring the clerk of every circuit and district court to submit quarterly reports to the attorney for the Commonwealth listing (a) all defendants with outstanding balances of court-ordered restitution and (b) all accounts where more than 90 days have passed since such account was sent to collections and no payments have been made; and (vi) removing the court's authority to impose a fine not to exceed $500 for a defendant's nonpayment of court-ordered fines, costs, restitution, forfeiture, or penalties after the defendant has entered into an installment or deferred payment agreement. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia State Crime Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103212D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1855)
01/25/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (10-Y 0-N)
01/27/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2017Read first time
02/01/2017Read second time
02/01/2017Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2017Engrossed by House as amended HB1855E
02/01/2017Printed as engrossed 17103212D-E
02/02/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1855E)
02/02/2017Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (95-Y 0-N)
02/02/2017VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2017Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2017Committee substitute printed 17105293D-S1
02/14/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/15/2017Read third time
02/15/2017Passed by for the day
02/16/2017Read third time
02/16/2017Motion to recommit to committee agreed to
02/16/2017Recommitted to Courts of Justice
02/16/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1855S1)
02/17/2017Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Read third time
02/20/2017Reading of substitute waived
02/20/2017Committee substitute agreed to 17105293D-S1
02/20/2017Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1855S1
02/20/2017Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2017Placed on Calendar
02/21/2017Passed by for the day
02/22/2017Senate substitute agreed to by House 17105293D-S1 (99-Y 1-N)
02/22/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1855ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
03/09/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB1855ER)
03/10/2017Signed by President
03/13/2017Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 3/13/17
03/13/2017G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 27, 2017
03/24/2017Governor's recommendation received by House
03/24/2017Governor's substitute printed 17105985D-H1
04/05/2017Placed on Calendar
04/05/2017House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/05/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/05/2017Reenrolled bill text (HB1855ER2)
04/05/2017Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/05/2017Signed by President as reenrolled
04/05/2017Enacted, Chapter 786 (effective 7/1/17)
04/05/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0786)


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 46 seconds.