Decreasing probation period; establishes criteria for mandatory reduction. (HB457)

Introduced By

Del. Katrina Callsen (D-Charlottesville) with support from co-patron Del. Jackie Glass (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Decreasing probation period; criteria for mandatory reduction; report. Establishes criteria for which a defendant's supervised probation period shall be reduced, including completing qualifying educational activities, maintaining verifiable employment, and complying with or completing any state-certified or state-approved mental health or substance abuse treatment program. The bill provides that a court may decrease a defendant's probation period if warranted by the defendant's conduct and in the interests of justice and may do so without a hearing. The bill also directs the Department of Corrections to meet with relevant stakeholders and provide to the General Assembly by November 1, 2024, a report regarding certain probation practices. The provisions of the bill, other than the requirement that the Department submit a report to the General Assembly, are subject to reenactment by the 2025 Session of the General Assembly. This bill is identical to SB 80. Read the Bill »


This fiscal impact statement does not provide an exact cost estimate for the legislation. However, it states that if the bill were to require additional Probation and Parole officers, funding of $76,811 general fund (includes salary and benefits) per officer would be required. The statement also mentions that the Office of the Attorney General may experience a fiscal impact due to potential litigation cases filed under the proposed bill, but the impact cannot be quantified at this time.

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Bill Has Failed


01/08/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24103855D
01/08/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/31/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 1-N)
01/31/2024Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/02/2024House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/02/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 6-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Committee substitute printed 24106826D-H1
02/02/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/05/2024Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety
02/06/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB457H1)
02/07/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2024Reported from Appropriations (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Read first time
02/12/2024Read second time
02/12/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106826D-H1
02/12/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB457H1
02/13/2024Read third time and passed House (54-Y 45-N)
02/13/2024VOTE: Passage (54-Y 45-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/14/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/21/2024Rereferred from Courts of Justice (9-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2024Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/23/2024Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/28/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations with substitute (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Committee substitute printed 24108464D-S1
02/29/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/01/2024Read third time
03/01/2024Passed by for the day
03/01/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB457S1)
03/04/2024Read third time
03/04/2024Reading of substitute waived
03/04/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24108464D-S1
03/04/2024Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB457S1
03/04/2024Passed Senate with substitute (21-Y 18-N)
03/05/2024Senate substitute rejected by House 24108464D-S1 (1-Y 97-N)
03/05/2024VOTE: REJECTED (1-Y 97-N)
03/06/2024Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/06/2024Senate requested conference committee
03/07/2024House acceded to request
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by House
03/07/2024Delegates: Callsen, Delaney, Earley
03/07/2024Conferees appointed by Senate
03/07/2024Senators: Deeds, Perry, McDougle
03/08/2024C Amended by conference committee
03/08/2024Conference substitute printed 24109043D-H2
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by Senate (23-Y 17-N)
03/08/2024Conference report agreed to by House (53-Y 43-N)
03/08/2024VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 43-N)
03/13/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB457H2)
03/25/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB457ER)
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
03/27/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto

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