Orders of restitution; docketed on behalf of victim, enforcement. (SB1426)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Stanley (R-Moneta) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)

Progress

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

Description

Orders of restitution; enforcement. Provides that an order of restitution shall be docketed in the name of the Commonwealth, or a locality if applicable, on behalf of a victim, unless the victim named in the order of restitution requests in writing that the order be docketed in the name of the victim. The bill provides that an order of restitution docketed in the name of the victim shall be enforced by the victim as a civil judgment. The bill also states that the clerk of such court shall record and disburse restitution payments in accordance with orders of restitution or judgments for restitution docketed in the name of the Commonwealth or a locality. The bill provides that at any time before a judgment for restitution docketed in the name of the Commonwealth or a locality is satisfied, the court shall, at the written request of the victim, order the circuit court clerk to execute and docket an assignment of the judgment to the victim and remove from its automated financial system the amount of unpaid restitution. Similarly, the bill provides that if a judge of the district court orders the circuit court clerk to execute and docket an assignment of the judgment to the victim, the district court clerk shall remove from its automated financial system the amount of unpaid restitution. Additionally, the bill states that if the victim requests that the order of restitution be docketed in the name of the victim or that a judgment for restitution previously docketed in the name of the Commonwealth or a locality be assigned to the victim, the victim shall provide to the court an address where the defendant can mail payment for the amount due and such address shall not be confidential. Read the Bill »

Status

02/05/2021: In Committee

History

DateAction
01/14/2021Presented and ordered printed 21101671D
01/14/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/01/2021Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2021Reported from Judiciary with amendments (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Read second time
02/03/2021Reading of amendments waived
02/03/2021Committee amendments agreed to
02/03/2021Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1426E
02/03/2021Printed as engrossed 21101671D-E
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2021Placed on Calendar
02/05/2021Read first time
02/05/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2233.

Comments

fcta writes:

Will pols that pushed lose crime bills resign when crime goes up?