Criminal cases and traffic infractions; eliminates accrual of interest on fines and costs. (HB266)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Heretick (D-Portsmouth) with support from co-patrons Del. Nancy Guy (D-Virginia Beach), and Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke)


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, 2020, shall cease to accrue interest on July 1, 2020, 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


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20100931D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB266)
01/23/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/05/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (17-Y 5-N)
02/05/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/05/2020Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (17-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/11/2020Left in Appropriations