Correctional facilities; DOC to convene work group to study use of restorative housing. (SB108)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond) with support from co-patrons Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington), Del. Sam Rasoul (D-Roanoke), and Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Correctional facilities; use of restorative housing; report. Directs the Department of Corrections to convene a work group to study the use of restorative housing within state correctional facilities and juvenile correctional centers. The bill directs the Department to facilitate confidential interviews between work group members and at least 25 persons currently incarcerated in a state correctional facility who are currently or who have within the past 12 months been placed in restorative housing and confidential interviews with existing staff and facility officials as requested by the work group. The bill requires the work group to submit its findings and recommendations, including how to safely reduce or end the use of restorative housing that lasts longer than 14 days, to the General Assembly by December 1, 2022. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/06/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100980D
01/06/2022Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/14/2022Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 6-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
01/14/2022Rereferred to Finance and Appropriations
01/31/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB108)
02/01/2022Reported from Finance and Appropriations (12-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
02/02/2022Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/03/2022Read second time and engrossed
02/04/2022Read third time and passed Senate (21-Y 18-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2022Placed on Calendar
02/22/2022Read first time
02/22/2022Referred to Committee on Public Safety
02/22/2022Assigned PS sub: Subcommittee #2
02/24/2022House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
02/24/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (8-Y 0-N)
02/25/2022Reported from Public Safety with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2022Committee substitute printed 22106879D-H1
02/28/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB108H1)
03/01/2022Read second time
03/02/2022Read third time
03/02/2022Committee substitute agreed to 22106879D-H1
03/02/2022Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB108H1
03/02/2022Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/02/2022VOTE: Block Vote Passage (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2022House substitute rejected by Senate (5-Y 34-N) (see vote tally)
03/07/2022House insisted on substitute
03/07/2022House requested conference committee
03/08/2022Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2022Conferees appointed by Senate
03/08/2022Senators: Morrissey, Surovell, Hanger
03/10/2022Conferees appointed by House
03/10/2022Delegates: Wilt, Webert, Hope
03/11/2022C Amended by conference committee
03/11/2022Conference substitute printed 22107737D-S1
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by Senate (28-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2022Passed by temporarily
03/11/2022Conference report agreed to by House (93-Y 0-N)
03/11/2022VOTE: Adoption (93-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/14/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB108S1)
03/21/2022Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB108ER)
03/21/2022Impact statement from DPB (SB108ER)
03/21/2022Signed by President
03/22/2022Signed by Speaker
03/22/2022Enrolled Bill Communicated to Governor on March 22, 2022
03/22/2022G Governor's Action Deadline 11:59 p.m., April 11, 2022
04/11/2022Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/27/2022Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (39-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022House concurred in Governor's recommendation (53-Y 47-N)
04/27/2022VOTE: Adoption (53-Y 47-N) (see vote tally)
04/27/2022G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/27/2022Reenrolled bill text (SB108ER2)
04/27/2022Signed by President as reenrolled
04/27/2022Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 710 (effective 7/1/21)
04/27/2022G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0710)
04/27/2022Enacted, Chapter 710 (effective 7/1/22)


ChangeServant, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

SUPPORT this bill that prohibits the use of solitary confinement in state adult and juvenile correctional facilities.

Mrs E Beaumont Hodge writes:

Simply look at the adverse effects of limited isolation imposed by the Pandemic. In most cases this is voluntary versus involuntary with little or no access to support systems.
Mrs E. Beaumont Hodge
1326 W Princess Anne Road
Norfolk, Virginia