Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund; restitution owed to victims. (HB483)

Introduced By

Del. Rob Bell (R-Charlottesville) with support from co-patrons Del. Matt Fariss (R-Rustburg), and Del. John McGuire (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Restitution; collection; Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund. Adds to the duties of the Workers' Compensation Commission (the Commission) in its role as administrator of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Fund (Fund) the obligation to (i) identify and locate victims for whom restitution owed to such victims has been deposited into the Fund and (ii) collect and disburse such unclaimed restitution to such victims. The bill directs the Commission to include in its annual report information on all unclaimed restitution that it disburses. The bill provides that clerks shall deposit into the Fund by November 1 of each year restitution collected for victims who can no longer be identified or located, or state that there is no such restitution to be deposited. The bill requires that clerks record the receipt of restitution payments in the automated information system operated by the Supreme Court of Virginia or a system established and maintained by a circuit court. The bill also provides that the restitution form used by the court shall include the victim's contact information, including address, telephone number, and email address. This bill is identical to SB 562. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102533D
01/08/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/24/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB483)
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2018Committee substitute printed 18106193D-H1
02/05/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB483H1)
02/06/2018Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/07/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB483H1)
02/09/2018Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2018Read first time
02/12/2018Read second time
02/12/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18106193D-H1
02/12/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB483H1
02/13/2018Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/27/2018Reported from Finance with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2018Committee substitute printed 18107695D-S1
02/28/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2018Read third time
03/01/2018Committee amendments rejected
03/01/2018Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107695D-S1
03/01/2018Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB483S1
03/01/2018Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2018Placed on Calendar
03/05/2018Senate substitute rejected by House 18107695D-S1 (1-Y 98-N)
03/05/2018VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 98-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Senate insisted on substitute (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/06/2018Senate requested conference committee
03/07/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB483S1)
03/07/2018House acceded to request
03/07/2018Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2018Delegates: Bell, Robert B., Gilbert, Herring
03/08/2018Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2018Senators: Obenshain, Howell, Stanley
03/08/2018C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2018Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 0-N)
03/08/2018VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/09/2018Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/20/2018Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB483ER)
03/20/2018Signed by Speaker
03/21/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB483ER)
03/22/2018Signed by President
03/26/2018Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 26, 2018
03/26/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/30/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 724 (effective 7/1/18)
03/30/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0724)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 2 minutes.