Local and Regional Jails, State Board of; membership, powers and duties, effective clause. (SB1363)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke) with support from co-patrons Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon), Sen. Monty Mason (D-Williamsburg), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Board of Local and Regional Jails; powers and duties. Restores the authority of the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to (i) ensure the development of long-range policies, programs, and plans for corrections services provided at the state and local levels; (ii) review and comment on all budgets and requests for appropriations for the Department of Corrections (the Department) prior to submission to the Governor and on all applications for federal funds; and (iii) monitor the activities of the Department and its effectiveness in implementing the standards and goals of the Board. Chapter 375 of the Acts of Assembly of 2011 repealed the Board's authority to perform these functions. The bill also provides to the Board the power and duty to (a) develop and establish operational and fiscal standards governing the operation of state correctional facilities; (b) make, adopt, and promulgate such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out the laws of the Commonwealth pertaining to state correctional facilities; (c) develop and implement policies and procedures for the review of the death of any inmate that the Board determines warrants review that occurs in any state correctional facility; (d) establish minimum standards for health care services, including medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and behavioral health services, in state correctional facilities and procedures for enforcing such minimum standards; (e) review and approve the content and frequency of correctional officer training programs provided by the Department; and (f) collect and review information on disciplinary practices and trends in state, local, regional, and community correctional facilities and, as appropriate, adopt rules and regulations to improve disciplinary practices. The bill also increases from nine to 14 the number of members to be appointed to the Board and modifies the eligibility requirements for such members. The bill allows, despite such modifications to Board membership eligibility requirements, current members of the Board to continue serving for the remainder of the members' current, unexpired terms. The provisions of the bill are contingent on funding in a general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


03/01/2021: Failed to Pass in Committee


01/13/2021Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21101941D
01/13/2021Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/21/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1363)
01/29/2021Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (12-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2021Committee substitute printed 21103616D-S1
01/29/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1363S1)
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Committee substitute printed 21104377D-S2
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time
02/04/2021Reading of substitute waived
02/04/2021Committee substitute rejected 21103616D-S1
02/04/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21104377D-S2
02/04/2021Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1363S2
02/05/2021Read third time and passed Senate (28-Y 11-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1363S2)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Public Safety
02/09/2021Assigned PS sub: Public Safety
02/11/2021Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
03/01/2021Left in Public Safety