Inmates; community service work in lieu of payment for fines and court costs. (HB2727)

Introduced By

Del. Cliff Hayes (D-Chesapeake) with support from co-patron Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Inmates; local correctional facilities; community service work in lieu of payment for fines and court costs. Requires courts to provide an option to any person upon whom a fine and costs have been imposed to discharge all or part of the fine or costs by earning credits for the performance of community service work. The bill provides that if such person is incarcerated in a local correctional facility or regional jail facility, such person may perform community service work during his period of confinement as authorized by the court. Under current law, providing this option is discretionary and credits may be earned only before or after imprisonment. Amends § 19.2-354, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/16/2019Committee
01/16/2019Presented and ordered printed 19104318D
01/16/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2019Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/23/2019Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 4-N)
02/05/2019Left in Courts of Justice

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