Community service work in lieu of payment of fines and costs; underpaid work. (HB797)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patron Del. Ken Plum (D-Reston)

Progress

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

Description

Community service work in lieu of payment of fines and costs; underpaid work. Provides that in the program established by a court to provide an option to any person upon whom a fine and costs have been imposed to discharge all or part of the fine or costs by earning credits for the performance of community service work, underpaid work, as such term is defined in the bill, is added as an option for earning such credits before, during, or after such person is incarcerated in a state or local correctional facility, provided that such underpaid work is authorized by the court. The bill makes offering such option for community service work or underpaid work mandatory. The bill provides that a person who is performing underpaid work shall be credited at the same rate as the community service work rate less any wages received for the underpaid work. Under current law, a court is required to establish a program for providing an option for community service work in lieu of payment of fines and costs but offering such option was not mandatory. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/12/2022Committee
01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101932D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #1
01/21/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Courts of Justice

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