Jails, local; Department of Corrections shall compensate for cost of incarceration. (HB989)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Runion (R-Bridgewater) with support from co-patron Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Compensation of local jails for cost of incarceration. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall compensate local jails for the cost of incarceration of convicted felons, calculated from the date of mailing of the final order, at the rate of $12 per inmate per day for the first 60 days, at the rate of $40 per inmate per day during the period of more than 60 but not more than 90 days, and for the actual cost of incarceration as calculated in the jail report prepared annually by the Compensation Board for more than 90 days. Currently, such compensation rates are provided for in the general appropriation act. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22103678D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/01/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #2
02/02/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB989)
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/03/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2022Reported from Public Safety (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/04/2022Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/07/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations