Probation violations; intermediate sanctions. (HB2339)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Probation violations; intermediate sanctions. Authorizes a court to delegate the authority to impose an intermediate sanction on an offender who has violated any term or condition of his probation to a probation officer or a community-based probation officer. The bill authorizes a probation officer to commit such offender to a local or regional jail for a period of no more than five consecutive days, provided that (i) the probation officer's supervisor has approved the commitment of the offender, (ii) the probation officer has issued a noncompliance letter, and (iii) the offender has knowingly executed a written waiver of his right to a probation violation hearing and has consented to the commitment. The bill limits the total of all intermediate sanctions that may be imposed to no more than 30 total days during the offender's probation period. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2017Presented and ordered printed 17103784D
01/13/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/25/2017Impact statement from DPB (HB2339)
02/01/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 4-N)
02/03/2017Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (8-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)