Fines and costs; accrual of interest, deferral or installment payment agreements. (HB1895)

Introduced By

Del. Sally Hudson (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Don Scott (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Fines and costs; accrual of interest; deferral or installment payment agreements. Provides that no interest shall accrue on any fine or costs imposed in a criminal case or in a case involving a traffic infraction (i) for a period of 180 days following the date of the final judgment imposing such fine or costs; (ii) during any period the defendant is incarcerated; and (iii) for a period of 180 days following the date of the defendant's release from incarceration if the sentence includes an active term of incarceration. Current law prohibits interest from accruing on such fines or costs for a period of 40 days from the date of the final judgement imposing such fine or costs or during any period the defendant is incarcerated. The bill also removes the requirement that a defendant be unable to make payment of a fine, restitution, forfeiture, or penalty and costs within 30 days of sentencing in order to be eligible to enter into a deferred or installment payment agreement and allows any defendant to enter such payment agreements. The bill removes the one-time fee not to exceed $10 that a court may assess when a defendant is unable to make payment within 90 days of sentencing and provides that no fee shall be assessed in connection with a defendant's participation in a deferred or installment payment agreement. The bill removes the requirement that a defendant make a down payment upon entering a deferred, modified deferred, or installment payment agreement. Read the Bill »

Status

01/21/2021: In Subcommittee

History

DateAction
01/08/2021Committee
01/08/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102438D
01/08/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/15/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/15/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)
01/20/2021House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/20/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/21/2021Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
01/22/2021House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

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