Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund; purpose, fee apportionment. (SB299)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath) with support from co-patron Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund; purpose; fee apportionment. Provides that the Department of Criminal Justice Services shall adopt guidelines to make funds from the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Victim Fund, which is used to support the prosecution of domestic violence cases and victim services, available to sexual assault service providers and hospitals for the purpose of funding the cost of salaries and equipment for sexual assault forensic examiners, sexual assault nurse examiners, and pediatric forensic nurses, with priority for funding such costs given to such forensic examiners, nurse examiners, and forensic nurses serving rural and underserved communities. The bill also increases the amount apportioned to the Fund from the fixed-fee assessments for misdemeanors and traffic infractions tried in district court. Read the Bill »


01/19/2022: passed committee


01/11/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101487D
01/11/2022Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
01/19/2022Reported from Judiciary (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/19/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB299)
02/02/2022Continued to 2023 in Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)

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