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. Amends § 19.2-353.5, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


12/28/2018: Awaiting a Vote in the Courts of Justice Committee


12/28/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100099D
12/28/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

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