Problem-Solving Docket Act; established, report. (SB26)

Introduced By

Sen. Bryce Reeves (R-Spotsylvania) with support from co-patrons Del. Nick Freitas (R-Culpeper), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Problem-Solving Dockets; established. Establishes, by the Problem-Solving Docket Act (the Act), 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 docket advisory committee and requires localities intending to establish such dockets to establish local problem-solving docket advisory committees. The bill gives the Supreme Court of Virginia administrative oversight of 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


12/10/2015Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100297D
12/10/2015Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2016Continued to 2017 in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
12/02/2016Left in Courts of Justice