Fines, costs, forfeitures, etc.; collection fees, assessment against incarcerated defendant. (HB612)

Introduced By

Del. Cia Price (D-Newport News) with support from co-patrons Del. Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-Alexandria), and Del. Irene Shin (D-Herndon)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Fines, costs, forfeitures, penalties, and restitution; collection fees; assessment against incarcerated defendant; deferred payment agreement. Extends from 90 days without payment to 180 days without payment the period of delinquency necessary for an account to be included on the required monthly report of delinquent accounts made by the clerk of the circuit court and district court. The bill also provides that for any defendant sentenced to an active term of incarceration and ordered to pay any fine, cost, forfeiture, or penalty related to the charge that such defendant is incarcerated for, or any other charge for which such defendant was sentenced on the same day, the court shall enter such defendant into a deferred payment agreement for such fines, costs, forfeitures, or penalties. The bill requires the due date for such deferred payment agreement to be set no earlier than the defendant's scheduled release from incarceration on the charge for which such defendant received the longest period of active incarceration. The bill has a delayed effective date of January 1, 2025. This bill is identical to SB 654. Read the Bill »


This legislation is estimated to have a one-time cost of $74,000 for system enhancements related to modifying accounting systems to change the timeframe for marking cases as default and to adjust due dates based on the defendant's release date from incarceration. The Department of Taxation does not expect this bill to have any fiscal impact on agency operations or state tax revenue.

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Bill Has Failed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24104752D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2024Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/24/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (5-Y 3-N)
01/26/2024Assigned App. sub: General Government and Capital Outlay
01/26/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (11-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2024Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/29/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (4-Y 3-N)
01/31/2024Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Read first time
02/05/2024Read second time
02/05/2024Committee amendments from Courts of Justice agreed to
02/05/2024Committee amendment from Appropriations agreed to
02/05/2024Engrossed by House as amended HB612E
02/05/2024Printed as engrossed 24104752D-E
02/06/2024Read third time and passed House (53-Y 46-N)
02/06/2024VOTE: Passage (53-Y 46-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB612E)
02/07/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (8-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/27/2024Senate subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/27/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (10-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Read third time
02/28/2024Passed Senate (20-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB612ER)
03/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB612ER)
03/05/2024Signed by Speaker
03/07/2024Signed 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
04/08/2024G Vetoed by Governor
04/17/2024House sustained Governor's veto

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