Courthouse and courtroom security; increases assessment to fund security. (SB827)

Introduced By

Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Courthouse and courtroom security; assessment. Increases from $10 to $20 the maximum amount a local governing body may assess against a convicted defendant as part of the costs in a criminal or traffic case in district or circuit court to fund courthouse and courtroom security. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/15/2018Presented and ordered printed 18103979D
01/15/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2018Rereferred to Finance
02/06/2018Reported from Finance (13-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2018Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2018Read second time and engrossed
02/09/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB827)
02/09/2018Read third time and passed Senate (30-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2018Placed on Calendar
02/14/2018Read first time
02/14/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/20/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #3
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/21/2018Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/23/2018Reported from Courts of Justice (16-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2018Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/28/2018Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
03/01/2018Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
03/06/2018Left in Appropriations


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 4 minutes.