HB 1895

  • Virginia House Bill
  • 2021 Regular Session
  • Introduced in House Jan 08, 2021
  • Passed House Feb 03, 2021
  • Passed Senate Feb 17, 2021
  • Signed by Governor Mar 25, 2021

Fines and costs; accrual of interest, deferral or installment payment agreements.

Abstract

Fines and costs; accrual of interest; deferral or installment payment agreements. Provides that no interest shall accrue on any fine or costs imposed in a criminal case or in a case involving a traffic infraction (i) for a period of 180 days following the date of the final judgment imposing such fine or costs; (ii) during any period the defendant is incarcerated; and (iii) for a period of 180 days following the date of the defendant's release from incarceration if the sentence includes an active term of incarceration. Current law prohibits interest from accruing on such fines or costs for a period of 40 days from the date of the final judgement imposing such fine or costs or during any period the defendant is incarcerated. The bill also removes the requirement that a defendant be unable to make payment of a fine, restitution, forfeiture, or penalty and costs within 30 days of sentencing in order to be eligible to enter into a deferred or installment payment agreement and allows any defendant to enter such payment agreements. The bill provides that no fee shall be assessed in connection with a defendant's participation in a deferred or installment payment agreement and removes the requirement that a defendant make a down payment upon entering a deferred, modified deferred, or installment payment agreement.

Fines and costs; accrual of interest; deferralor installment payment agreements. Provides that no interestshall accrue on any fine or costs imposed in a criminal case or ina case involving a traffic infraction (i) for a period of 180 daysfollowing the date of the final judgment imposing such fine or costs;(ii) during any period the defendant is incarcerated; and (iii) fora period of 180 days following the date of the defendant's releasefrom incarceration if the sentence includes an active term of incarceration.Current law prohibits interest from accruing on such fines or costsfor a period of 40 days from the date of the final judgement imposing such fine or costs or during any period the defendant is incarcerated. The bill also removes the requirement thata defendant be unable to make payment of a fine, restitution, forfeiture, or penalty and costs within 30 days of sentencing in order to beeligible to enter into a deferred or installment payment agreementand allows any defendant to enter such payment agreements. The billremoves the one-time fee not to exceed $10 that a court may assesswhen a defendant is unable to make payment within 90 days of sentencingand provides that no fee shall be assessed in connection with a defendant'sparticipation in a deferred or installment payment agreement. Thebill removes the requirement that a defendant make a down paymentupon entering a deferred, modified deferred, or installment paymentagreement.

Bill Sponsors (21)

Votes


Actions


Mar 25, 2021

Office of the Governor

Approved by Governor-Chapter 388 (effective 7/1/21)

Feb 25, 2021

Office of the Governor

Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., March 31, 2021

House

Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on February 25, 2021

Feb 24, 2021

House

Signed by Speaker

Feb 22, 2021

House

Enrolled

Senate

Signed by President

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1895ER)

Feb 18, 2021

House

Senate amendment agreed to by House (57-Y 43-N)

House

VOTE: Adoption (57-Y 43-N)

House

Placed on Calendar

Feb 17, 2021

Senate

Passed Senate with amendment (19-Y 18-N)

Senate

Engrossed by Senate as amended

Senate

Committee amendment agreed to

Senate

Reading of amendment waived

Senate

Read third time

Feb 16, 2021

Senate

Reported from Finance and Appropriations (11-Y 5-N)

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)

Feb 10, 2021

Senate

Reported from Judiciary with amendment (10-Y 5-N)

Senate

Senate committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Senate

Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations

Feb 05, 2021

Senate

Continued to 2021 Sp. Sess. 1 in Judiciary (14-Y 0-N)

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1895E)

Feb 04, 2021

Senate

Referred to Committee on the Judiciary

Senate

Constitutional reading dispensed

Feb 03, 2021

House

VOTE: Passage (58-Y 41-N)

House

Read third time and passed House (58-Y 41-N)

Feb 02, 2021

House

Engrossed by House as amended HB1895E

House

Committee on Appropriations amendment agreed to

House

Committee on Courts of Justice amendment agreed to

House

Printed as engrossed 21102438D-E

House

Read second time

Feb 01, 2021

House

Read first time

House

Impact statement from DPB (HB1895)

Jan 29, 2021

House

Reported from Appropriations with amendment(s) (13-Y 9-N)

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (6-Y 2-N)

Jan 22, 2021

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 21, 2021

House

Assigned App. sub: Transportation & Public Safety

Jan 20, 2021

House

Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment(s) (21-Y 0-N)

House

Referred to Committee on Appropriations

House

House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered

Jan 15, 2021

House

House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered

House

Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendments (7-Y 0-N)

Jan 14, 2021

House

Assigned Courts sub: Criminal

Jan 08, 2021

House

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

House

Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102438D

Bill Text

Bill Text Versions Format
Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/21 21102438D HTML
Printed as engrossed 21102438D-E HTML
HB1895ER HTML
CHAP0388 HTML

Related Documents

Document Format
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB1895FE122.PDF PDF
Fiscal Impact Statement: HB1895F122.PDF PDF
Amendment: HB1895ASE HTML
Amendment: HB1895AS HTML
Amendment: HB1895AH HTML

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