Criminal cases and traffic infractions; eliminates accrual of interest on fines and costs. (HB1799)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patron Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Interest on fines and costs in criminal cases and traffic infractions. Eliminates the accrual of interest on any fine or costs imposed in a criminal case or in a case involving a traffic infraction. The bill provides that any such fine or costs that have accrued interest prior to July 1, 2019, shall cease to accrue interest on July 1, 2019, and such accrued interest may be waived by any court. A person who owes fines and costs on which interest has accrued may move any court in which he owes fines and costs to waive the interest that accrued on such fines and costs and shall have such interest waived for any period of incarceration. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/28/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100099D
12/28/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1799)
01/22/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/25/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105724D-H1
01/25/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/28/2019Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/29/2019Assigned App. sub: Elementary & Secondary Education
01/30/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1799H1)
02/01/2019Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (7-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019Left in Appropriations