Failure to appear; contempt of court, penalties. (HB1114)

Introduced By

Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) with support from co-patrons Del. Nadarius Clark (D-Portsmouth), and Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Penalties for failure to appear; exclusion. Excludes any person who is (i) incarcerated in any correctional facility or (ii) (a) detained in any state or federal facility or (b) in the custody of a law-enforcement officer at the time such person is required to appear before any court or judicial officer from the penalty for willful failure to appear before any such court or judicial officer as required after such person has been charged with any offense or convicted of any offense and execution of sentence is suspended. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/10/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104876D
01/10/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/30/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/31/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (5-Y 3-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (12-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Committee substitute printed 24106788D-H1
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time
02/07/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106788D-H1
02/07/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1114H1
02/08/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1114H1)
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House (51-Y 46-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Passage (51-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2024Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/19/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Committee substitute printed 24107874D-S1
02/20/2024Read third time
02/20/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Read third time
02/21/2024Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24107874D-S1
02/21/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1114S1
02/21/2024Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1114S1)
02/23/2024Senate substitute agreed to by House 24107874D-S1 (54-Y 42-N)
02/23/2024VOTE: Adoption (54-Y 42-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1114ER)
02/28/2024Signed by Speaker
02/29/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB1114ER)
03/02/2024Signed by President
03/11/2024Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2024
03/11/2024G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 8, 2024
03/20/2024G Approved by Governor-Chapter 109 (effective 7/1/24)
03/20/2024G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0109)

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