Court-ordered restitution; form order, enforcement, noncompliance, etc. (SB1284)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Obenshain (R-Harrisonburg)


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 17103228D
01/10/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2017Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2017Read second time
01/30/2017Reading of amendments waived
01/30/2017Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2017Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1284E
01/30/2017Printed as engrossed 17103228D-E
01/31/2017Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1284E)
02/03/2017Placed on Calendar
02/03/2017Read first time
02/03/2017Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2017Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/13/2017Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (10-Y 0-N)
02/20/2017Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2017Committee substitute printed 17105295D-H1
02/21/2017Read second time
02/22/2017Floor substitute printed 17105753D-H2 (Bell, Robert B.)
02/22/2017Read third time
02/22/2017Committee substitute rejected 17105295D-H1
02/22/2017Substitute by Delegate Bell, Robert B. agreed to 17105753D-H2
02/22/2017Engrossed by House - floor substitute SB1284H2
02/22/2017Passed House with substitute (100-Y 0-N)
02/22/2017VOTE: PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017Title replaced 17105753D-H2
02/23/2017Reconsideration of House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2017House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2017Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1284ER)
03/07/2017Signed by Speaker
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
03/22/2017Impact statement from DPB (SB1284ER)
03/24/2017Governor's recommendation received by Senate
03/24/2017Governor's substitute printed 17105987D-S1
04/05/2017Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017House concurred in Governor's recommendation (98-Y 0-N)
04/05/2017VOTE: ADOPTION (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/05/2017G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/05/2017Reenrolled bill text (SB1284ER2)
04/05/2017Signed by President as reenrolled
04/05/2017Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/05/2017Enacted, Chapter 814 (effective 7/1/17)
04/05/2017G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0814)


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 2 minutes.