State correctional facilities; electronic communication systems, free telephone calls. (SB1274)

Introduced By

Sen. Jennifer Boysko (D-Herndon) with support from co-patrons Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon), and Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electronic communication systems within state correctional facilities; free telephone calls and communication services. Requires the Department of Corrections to provide telephone systems and web-based or electronic communications systems free of charge to any person, whether such person is initiating or receiving the communication. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/10/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23102463D
01/10/2023Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/20/2023Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with amendments (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2023Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/26/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB1274)
02/02/2023Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2023Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2023Printed as engrossed 23102463D-E
02/06/2023Read second time
02/06/2023Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2023Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2023Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1274E
02/07/2023Read third time and passed Senate (22-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2023Impact statement from DPB (SB1274E)
02/10/2023Placed on Calendar
02/10/2023Read first time
02/10/2023Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/10/2023Reported from Public Safety (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2023Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/10/2023Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/13/2023Tabled in Appropriations (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)