VDOC; various joint subcommittees to study staffing levels, etc. (HJ29)

Introduced By

Del. Roslyn Tyler (D-Jarratt) with support from co-patron Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; staffing levels, employment conditions, and compensation at the Virginia Department of Corrections; report. Establishes a joint committee of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions; the House Committee on Public Safety; the Senate Committee on the Judiciary; and the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services to study staffing levels, employment conditions, and compensation at the Virginia Department of Corrections. The resolution directs the joint committee to conclude its work by November 30, 2020, and to report its findings and recommendations no later than the first day of the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


03/03/2020: Passed the Senate


12/30/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20102873D
12/30/2019Referred to Committee on Rules
01/27/2020Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Reported from Rules with substitute (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/31/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/31/2020Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/31/2020Committee substitute printed 20107185D-H1
02/03/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2020Reported from Appropriations (18-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2020Taken up
02/06/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20107185D-H1
02/06/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute HJ29H1
02/06/2020Agreed to by House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/06/2020VOTE: Agree To (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2020Reading waived
02/07/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
02/28/2020Reported from Rules with amendments
03/02/2020Reading waived (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Read third time
03/03/2020Reading of amendments waived
03/03/2020Committee amendments agreed to
03/03/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended
03/03/2020Agreed to by Senate with amendments by voice vote
03/04/2020Placed on Calendar
03/04/2020Senate amendments agreed to by House (92-Y 1-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: Agree To (92-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2020Reconsideration of Senate amendments agreed to by House
03/04/2020Senate amendments rejected by House (1-Y 92-N)
03/04/2020VOTE: REJECT To #2 (1-Y 92-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2020Senate insisted on amendments by voice vote
03/05/2020Senate requested conference committee
03/05/2020House acceded to request
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Tyler, Hope, Edmunds
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/05/2020Senators: Marsden, Deeds, McDougle
03/07/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by House (98-Y 0-N)
03/07/2020VOTE: Adoption (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate by voice vote
03/08/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HJ29ER)


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