Restrictive housing; data collection and reporting, Department of Corrections to submit report. (HB1642)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Department of Corrections; restrictive housing; data collection and reporting; report. Requires the Department of Corrections to report to the General Assembly and the Governor on or before October 1 of each year certain population statistics of persons incarcerated in state correctional institutions, including certain statistics regarding offenders placed in and released from restrictive housing and Shared Allied Management Units. This bill is identical to SB 1777. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


11/26/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19100672D
11/26/2018Referred to Committee on Militia, Police and Public Safety
01/15/2019Assigned MPPS sub: Subcommittee #2
01/18/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1642)
01/24/2019House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (4-Y 0-N)
01/24/2019Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2019Reported from Militia, Police and Public Safety with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2019Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2019Committee substitute printed 19105712D-H1
01/25/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/25/2019Assigned App. sub: Public Safety
01/31/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
01/31/2019Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/01/2019House committee, floor amendments and substitutes offered
02/01/2019Committee substitute printed 19106306D-H2
02/01/2019Reported from Appropriations with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2019Read first time
02/04/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1642H2)
02/04/2019Read second time
02/04/2019Committee substitute from Militia, Police and Public Safety rejected 19105712D-H1
02/04/2019Committee substitute from Appropriations agreed to 19106306D-H2
02/04/2019Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB1642H2
02/05/2019Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/05/2019VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2019Constitutional reading dispensed
02/06/2019Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
02/08/2019Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services with substitute (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2019Committee substitute printed 19106609D-S1
02/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1642S1)
02/11/2019Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2019Read third time
02/12/2019Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2019Committee substitute agreed to 19106609D-S1
02/12/2019Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1642S1
02/12/2019Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2019Placed on Calendar
02/14/2019Senate substitute rejected by House 19106609D-S1 (2-Y 96-N)
02/14/2019VOTE: REJECTED (2-Y 96-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Senate insisted on substitute (36-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2019Senate requested conference committee
02/19/2019Delegates: Hope, Bell, R.B., Gilbert
02/19/2019House acceded to request
02/19/2019Conferees appointed by House
02/19/2019Delegates: Hope, Bell, Robert B., Gilbert
02/20/2019Senators: Saslaw. Favola, Black
02/20/2019Conferees appointed by Senate
02/20/2019Senators: Saslaw, Favola, Black
02/23/2019C Amended by conference committee
02/23/2019Conference substitute printed 19107695D-H3
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2019Conference report agreed to by House (97-Y 0-N)
02/23/2019VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2019Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1642ER)
03/07/2019Signed by Speaker
03/08/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB1642ER)
03/09/2019Signed by President
03/11/2019Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2019
03/11/2019G Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, March 26, 2019
03/18/2019G Approved by Governor-Chapter 453 (effective 7/1/19)
03/18/2019G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0453)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1140.


Margaret Breslau writes:

It is shameful that we are not collecting data and reporting out on solitary confinement. The use of solitary confinement must end. Having the data will not only allow the public, and our legislators, insight into how pervasive the practice is and how it is being used in correctional facilities, but will also serve as a valuable tool to finally have a much needed conversation on ending this archaic and cruel form of punishment.

JoAnne Norton writes:

Solitary confinement can harm prisoners with serious mental illness. Many of those with these disorders are increasingly showing up in our prisons. Any person in solitary confinement for a long time can suffer from this punative action.

ACLU of VA writes:

The ACLU of Virginia strongly supports requiring the Virginia Department of Corrections to collect and report data on how many people are held in solitary confinement, why they were placed there, for how long, and whether they are a member of a vulnerable population. There currently are no data or reporting requirements on the use of solitary confinement in Virginia and as a result we know very little about this harmful and inhumane practice, except that it is far more prevalent than the VDOC has been willing to admit.