Adults sentenced for juvenile offenses; good conduct credit. (HB61)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Collins (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Adults sentenced for juvenile offenses; good conduct credit. Provides that an adult sentenced for a juvenile offense can earn good conduct credit at the rate of one day for each one day served, including all days served while confined in jail or secured detention prior to conviction and sentencing, in which the adult has not violated the written rules and regulations of the jail. This bill is a recommendation of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference and is identical to SB 307. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/03/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20101347D
12/03/2019Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/17/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 1-N)
01/22/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Read first time
01/27/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/28/2020Read third time and passed House (94-Y 4-N)
01/28/2020VOTE: Passage (94-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
01/29/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/12/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB61)
02/12/2020Reported from Judiciary (11-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2020Read third time
02/17/2020Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB61ER)
02/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB61ER)
02/19/2020Signed by Speaker
02/20/2020Signed by President
02/24/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 24, 2020
02/24/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 2, 2020
03/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 18 (effective 7/1/20)
03/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0018)


Breyon writes:

I want to say that I full support this bill because a lot of kids didn’t know the thing they were doing at the time and now they are adults who now think differently and are a lot more mature and can think for themselves. Please take these things into consideration. Thank you kindly.