Correctional facility, local; clarifies definition. (SB5017)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from 7 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath), Sen. Barbara Favola (D-Arlington), Sen. Ghazala Hashmi (D-Midlothian), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Mamie Locke (D-Hampton), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local correctional facility; definition. Provides that, for purposes of minimum standards for correctional facilities and enforcement of those standards, the term "local correctional facility" shall also include any facility owned, maintained, or operated by any political subdivision or combination of political subdivisions of the Commonwealth that is used for the detention or incarceration of people pursuant to a contract or third-party contract with the federal government or any agency or contractor thereof. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


08/09/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 08/18/20 20200488D
08/09/2020Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
08/18/2020Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
08/18/2020Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
08/18/2020Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
08/19/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5017)
08/22/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5017)
09/03/2020Reported from Finance and Appropriations (8-Y 5-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
09/04/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
09/09/2020Passed by for the day
09/10/2020Floor substitute printed 20201164D-S1 (Marsden)
09/10/2020Floor substitute printed 20201169D-S2 (Marsden)
09/10/2020Read second time
09/10/2020Committee amendments passed by temporarily
09/10/2020Substitute #1 by Senator Marsden withdrawn 20201164D-S1
09/10/2020Passed by for the day
09/15/2020Read second time
09/15/2020Substitute #2 by Senator Marsden withdrawn 20201169D-S2
09/15/2020Reading of amendments waived
09/15/2020Committee amendment(s) rejected
09/15/2020Amendments by Senator Favola agreed to
09/15/2020Engrossed by Senate as amended SB5017E
09/15/2020Printed as engrossed 20200488D-E
09/16/2020Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
09/17/2020Placed on Calendar
09/17/2020Read first time
09/17/2020Referred to Committee on Public Safety
09/18/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5017E)
09/21/2020Reported from Public Safety (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
09/21/2020Referred to Committee on Appropriations
09/25/2020Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
09/29/2020Read second time
10/02/2020Read third time
10/02/2020Passed House (55-Y 42-N)
10/02/2020VOTE: Passage (55-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
10/07/2020Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB5017ER)
10/07/2020Signed by President
10/07/2020Signed by Speaker
10/09/2020Impact statement from DPB (SB5017ER)
10/14/2020Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on October 14, 2020
10/14/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., October 21, 2020
10/21/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 23 (Per Article IV, Section 13, this bill will be effective on the
10/21/2020first day of the fourth month following the month adjournment sine die of this special session)
10/21/20201st day of the 4th month following the month of adjournment, sine die, of this special session)
10/21/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 23 (effective 3/1/21)
10/21/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0023)


Jackie R. writes:

This bill should be passed. Detention should not be a death sentence.