Problem-Solving Court Act; established, report. (HB96)

Introduced By

Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge) with support from co-patrons Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), and Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


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 reentry. 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


12/14/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16101603D
12/14/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2016Assigned Courts sub:
02/03/2016Impact statement from DPB (HB96)
02/10/2016Continued to 2017 in Courts of Justice
12/01/2016Left in Courts of Justice