Correctional facilities, state; visitation and search policies for visitors. (SB1023)

Introduced By

Sen. Mark Peake (R-Lynchburg) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


State correctional facilities; visitation. Sets visitation and search policies for visitors to state correctional facilities, including the circumstances under which visits may include or exclude personal contact. The bill prohibits strip searches and searches of any body cavity of any child under 18 years of age and provides that visitors will not be barred from future visits if they (i) stop a search prior to the discovery of contraband or (ii) refuse to be searched. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/16/2020Presented and ordered printed 20104649D
01/16/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/17/2020Introduced bill reprinted 20104649D
01/24/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/24/2020Committee substitute printed 20106625D-S1
01/27/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/28/2020Read second time
01/28/2020Reading of substitute waived
01/28/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20106625D-S1
01/28/2020Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1023S1
01/29/2020Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Placed on Calendar
02/03/2020Read first time
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/05/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1023S1)
02/13/2020Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
02/20/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 0-N)
02/21/2020House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/21/2020Committee substitute printed 20108804D-H1
02/21/2020Reported from Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1023H1)
02/25/2020Read second time
02/26/2020Read third time
02/26/2020Committee substitute agreed to 20108804D-H1
02/26/2020Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1023H1
02/26/2020Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/26/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020House substitute rejected by Senate (2-Y 35-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2020House insisted on substitute
03/02/2020House requested conference committee
03/03/2020Senate acceded to request (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/03/2020Conferees appointed by Senate
03/03/2020Senators: Peake, Morrissey, Boysko
03/05/2020Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2020Delegates: Hope, Jenkins, Campbell, R.R.
03/05/2020C Amended by conference committee
03/05/2020Conference substitute printed 20109663D-S2
03/06/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1023S2)
03/07/2020Conference report agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2020Conference report agreed to by House (91-Y 4-N)
03/08/2020VOTE: Adoption (91-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/18/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1023ER)
03/18/2020Signed by President
03/19/2020Signed by Speaker
03/20/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 20, 2020
03/20/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
03/23/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB1023ER)
04/11/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 1170 (effective 7/1/20)
04/11/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1170)