Bribery in correctional facilities; penalty. (SB1461)

Introduced By

Sen. Lynwood Lewis (D-Accomac)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Bribery in correctional facilities; penalty. Provides that any person who receives any pecuniary benefit or other consideration to act in the unlawful delivery of items or contraband to prisoners is guilty of bribery, punishable as a Class 4 felony. The bill also provides that any law-enforcement officer, jail officer, or correctional officer who violates the provisions of the bill shall be decertified and shall be forever ineligible for reemployment as a law-enforcement officer, jail officer, or correctional officer in the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


03/18/2021: signed by governor


01/21/2021Presented and ordered printed 21102737D
01/21/2021Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/22/2021Impact statement from VCSC (SB1461)
01/25/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1461)
01/27/2021Reported from Judiciary (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2021Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/03/2021Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2021Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2021Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2021Placed on Calendar
02/07/2021Read first time
02/07/2021Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/08/2021Continued to Special Session 1 in Courts of Justice
02/09/2021Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/10/2021Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/10/2021Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/12/2021Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2021Committee substitute printed 21200099D-H1
02/12/2021Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/15/2021Reported from Appropriations (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2021Impact statement from VCSC (SB1461H1)
02/16/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1461H1)
02/17/2021Read second time
02/18/2021Read third time
02/18/2021Committee substitute agreed to 21200099D-H1
02/18/2021Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1461H1
02/18/2021Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/18/2021VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2021House substitute agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/22/2021Title replaced 21200099D-H1
02/24/2021Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1461ER)
02/24/2021Impact statement from DPB (SB1461ER)
02/24/2021Signed by President
02/25/2021Signed by Speaker
03/01/2021Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 1, 2021
03/01/2021G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021
03/18/2021G Approved by Governor-Chapter 289 (effective 7/1/21)
03/18/2021G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0289)