Correctional facilities, local and regional; fees charged to inmates. (SB581)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Local correctional facilities; fees. Directs the State Board of Local and Regional Jails (the Board) to convene a work group to review and make recommendations regarding the reduction or elimination of costs and fees charged to inmates in local or regional correctional facilities, including fees related to the costs of an inmate's keep, work release, or participation in educational or rehabilitative programs; telephone services; commissaries; and electronic visitation systems. The bill requires the Board to report its findings and recommendations to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Public Safety and the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services by December 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/12/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22101620D
01/12/2022Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/24/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB581CHP)
01/28/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB581CHP)
01/28/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/28/2022Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (7-Y 5-N 3-A) (see vote tally)
01/28/2022Committee substitute printed 22105437D-S1
01/28/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/28/2022Impact statement from DHCD/CLG (SB581)
02/07/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB581S1)
02/08/2022Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/08/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2022Committee substitute printed 22106263D-S2
02/09/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB581S2)
02/10/2022Read second time
02/10/2022Committee substitute rejected 22105437D-S1
02/10/2022Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106263D-S2
02/10/2022Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB581S2
02/11/2022Read third time and passed Senate (35-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/22/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #2
02/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022Reported from Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Committee substitute printed 22106960D-H1
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB581H1)
03/01/2022Read second time
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106960D-H1
03/02/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB581H1
03/02/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022House substitute rejected by Senate (0-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022House insisted on substitute
03/07/2022House requested conference committee
03/08/2022Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2022Senators: Morrissey, Boysko, Reeves
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Wilt, Batten, Shin
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2022Conference substitute printed 22107745D-S3
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (96-Y 0-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (96-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB581S3)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB581ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB581ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022G Approved by Governor-Chapter 359 (effective 7/1/22)
04/11/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0359)