Weekend jail time; replaces provision limiting nonconsecutive days. (SB36)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Weekend jail time. Allows courts, for good cause and absent objection by the Commonwealth, to impose nonconsecutive or weekend jail time for defendants convicted of a misdemeanor, a traffic offense, any offense under Chapter 5 (§ 20-61 et seq.) of Title 20, or a felony that is not an act of violence as defined in § 19.2-297.1, provided that the active portion of the sentence remaining to be served is 45 days or less. Under current law, the imposition of nonconsecutive or weekend jail time is limited to defendants convicted of a misdemeanor, a traffic offense, or any offense under Chapter 5 (§ 20-61 et seq.) of Title 20. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/20/2017Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18100250D
11/20/2017Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/12/2018Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (13-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2018Read second time and engrossed
01/17/2018Read third time and passed Senate (38-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2018Placed on Calendar
01/23/2018Read first time
01/23/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB36)
02/23/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
02/28/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
03/02/2018Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2018Committee substitute printed 18107746D-H1
03/05/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB36H1)
03/06/2018Read second time
03/07/2018Read third time
03/07/2018Committee substitute agreed to 18107746D-H1
03/07/2018Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB36H1
03/07/2018Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2018VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2018Title replaced 18107746D-H1
03/10/2018Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB36ER)
03/10/2018Signed by Speaker
03/12/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB36ER)
03/12/2018Signed by President
03/20/2018Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2018
03/20/2018G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, April 9, 2018
03/29/2018G Approved by Governor-Chapter 535 (effective 7/1/18)
03/29/2018G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0535)


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 1 minute.