Corrections Private Management Act; unauthorized private contracts, etc. (HB2629)

Introduced By

Del. Elizabeth Guzman (D-Dale City) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church), Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park), and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Corrections Private Management Act; unauthorized private contracts; management or operation of prison facilities. Removes the authority of the Director of the Department of Corrections to enter into contracts with prison contractors for the operation of prison facilities, including management, custody of inmates, and provision of security. The bill does not affect the Director's authority to enter into contracts with prison contractors for other correctional services, including the following: (i) food services, commissary, medical services, transportation, or sanitation; (ii) development and implementation assistance for classification, management information systems, or other information systems or services; (iii) education, training, and employment programs; (iv) recreational, religious, and other activities; (v) counseling, special treatment programs, or other programs for special needs; or (vi) financing, site selection, acquisition, construction, maintenance, or leasing. The bill provides that the Department of Corrections shall have the Lawrenceville Correctional Center is in compliance with the provisions of the act by July 1, 2020. Amends § 53.1-261, § 53.1-262, § 53.1-264, § 53.1-265, § 53.1-266, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2019Presented and ordered printed 19102733D
01/10/2019Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)
02/05/2019Left in Militia, Police and Public Safety

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