Fines and costs; period of limitations on collection. (HB375)

Introduced By

Del. Angelia Williams Graves (D-Norfolk) with support from co-patron Del. Delores McQuinn (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fines and costs; period of limitations on collection. Changes the period of limitations for the collection of court fines and costs from within 60 years from the date of the offense or delinquency giving rise to imposition of such penalty if imposed by a circuit court or within 30 years if imposed by a general district court to within three years from the date of the judgment whether imposed by a circuit court or general district court. The bill also states that upon the expiration of the period of limitations, the fines imposed and costs taxed are extinguished and there shall be no right to collect the debt and that the period of limitations shall not be extended or revived on account of a partial payment; a written or verbal affirmation of any fines, monetary penalties, or costs; or a change in collection methods. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22102114D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/19/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/26/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice

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