Juveniles; confinement for violation of court order. (HB1437)

Introduced By

Del. Jay Jones (D-Norfolk)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Juvenile confinement for violation of court order. Reduces from 10 days to seven days the maximum allowable period of confinement of a juvenile in a secure facility for a contempt violation or when a child in need of supervision is found to have willfully and materially violated an order of the court. The bill also provides that any order of disposition of such violation confining the juvenile in a secure facility for juveniles shall (i) identify the valid court order that has been violated; (ii) specify the factual basis for determining that there is reasonable cause to believe that the juvenile has violated such order; (iii) state the findings of fact that support a determination that there is no appropriate less restrictive alternative available to placing the juvenile in such a facility, with due consideration to the best interest of the juvenile; (iv) specify the length of time of such confinement, not to exceed seven days; and (v) include a plan for the juvenile's release from such facility. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/08/2020Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/20 20105120D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2020Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/21/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1437)
01/22/2020Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
01/27/2020Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/29/2020Read first time
01/30/2020Read second time and engrossed
01/31/2020Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/31/2020VOTE: Block Vote Passage (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2020Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/2020Referred to Committee on the Judiciary
02/19/2020Reported from Judiciary (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2020Constitutional reading dispensed (32-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/24/2020Read third time
02/24/2020Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/28/2020Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1437ER)
02/28/2020Impact statement from DPB (HB1437ER)
02/28/2020Signed by Speaker
03/02/2020Signed by President
03/11/2020Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on March 11, 2020
03/11/2020G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2020
04/02/2020G Approved by Governor-Chapter 593 (effective 7/1/20)
04/02/2020G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0593)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB1693.