Court-appointed counsel; raises the limitation of fees. (HB102)

Introduced By

Del. Atoosa Reaser (D-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Compensation of court-appointed counsel. Raises the limitation of fees that court-appointed counsel can receive for representation on various offenses in district and circuit courts. The bill also limits the fees charged for the cost of court-appointed counsel or public defender representation to persons determined to be indigent to an amount no greater than the amount such person would have owed if such fees had been assessed on or before June 30, 2024. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2025. This bill is identical to SB 356. Read the Bill »


According to the fiscal impact statement, this legislation will cost $112,252 for one-time system enhancements to allow for the processing of payments to attorneys under the new categories of compensation caps and to create separate categories for probation violation cases to be separately designated from the underlying offenses.

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12/30/2023Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24102620D
12/30/2023Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/30/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/31/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2024Committee substitute printed 24106714D-H1
02/05/2024Assigned App. sub: General Government and Capital Outlay
02/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB102H1)
02/09/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
02/09/2024Reported from Appropriations with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Committee substitute printed 24107554D-H2
02/11/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Committee substitute rejected 24106714D-H1
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107554D-H2
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee on Courts of Justice substitute rejected 24106714D-H1
02/12/2024Committee on Appropriations substitute agreed to 24107554D-H2
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB102H2
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB102H2)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Committee substitute printed 24108049D-S1
02/21/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/26/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB102S1)
02/28/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/28/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Committee substitute printed 24108419D-S2
02/29/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Read third time
03/01/2024Courts of Justice Committee substitute rejected 24108049D-S1
03/01/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/01/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108419D-S2
03/01/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB102S2
03/01/2024Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB102S2)
03/04/2024Senate substitute rejected by House 24108419D-S2 (4-Y 94-N)
03/04/2024VOTE: REJECTED (4-Y 94-N)
03/05/2024Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/05/2024Senate requested conference committee
03/06/2024House acceded to request
03/06/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/06/2024Delegates: Reaser, Maldonado, Kilgore
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2024Senators: Perry, Salim, Stanley
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference substitute printed 24108971D-H3
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N 2-A)
03/08/2024VOTE: Adoption (97-Y 0-N 2-A)
03/11/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB102H3)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB102ER)
03/25/2024Signed by President
03/26/2024Signed by Speaker
03/27/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 27, 2024
03/27/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
04/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB102ER)
04/08/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 714 (effective 1/1/25)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB356.

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