Deferred or installment payment agreements; exempt from payments if sole income is Social Security. (HB896)

Introduced By

Del. Phil Hernandez (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Deferred or installment payment agreements; certain benefits. Provides that in any case in which a defendant owes fines and costs and where such defendant's sole financial resource is a Social Security benefit or Supplemental Security Income, such defendant shall be exempt from making payments until he has another source of income and, if such defendant notifies the court that his sole financial resource is a Social Security benefit or Supplemental Security Income, the case shall not be referred to collections. The bill also prohibits a Social Security benefit or Supplemental Security Income from being considered an available resource in determining the length of time to pay under a deferred, modified deferred, or installment payment agreement and the amount of payments, if any. This bill is identical to SB 625. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2024Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/24 24100862D
01/09/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2024Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/29/2024House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2024Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (6-Y 2-N)
02/02/2024Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (17-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2024Committee substitute printed 24106272D-H1
02/06/2024Read first time
02/07/2024Read second time
02/07/2024Committee substitute agreed to 24106272D-H1
02/07/2024Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB896H1
02/08/2024Read third time and passed House (73-Y 24-N)
02/08/2024VOTE: Passage (73-Y 24-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2024Constitutional reading dispensed
02/09/2024Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB896H1)
02/19/2024Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2024Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
02/27/2024Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/27/2024Reported from Finance and Appropriations (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2024Read third time
02/28/2024Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/05/2024Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB896ER)
03/05/2024Impact statement from DPB (HB896ER)
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 Approved by Governor-Chapter 735 (effective 7/1/24)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB625.

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