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COURTS OF RECORD

(P) Passed (F) Failed (V) Vetoed (I) Incoporated into other legislation
(C) Carried over from 2008 Session (CD) Carried over from 2008 session but died in committee on or before December 4th


Case and financial management systems; Executive Secretary of Supreme Court responsibility for operation of maintenance thereof for administration of circuit court system. Amending 17.1-279 and 17.1-502. (Patron-Peace, HB 1946 (Chapter 793); Stolle, SB 1442 (Chapter 858))
Chief judges of district and circuit courts; authority for recalling judges for duty after retirement. Amending 16.1-69.22:1, 16.1-69.35, 17.1-105, 17.1-106, and 17.1-107. (Patron-Janis, HB 1865 (I) See HB1804)
Chief Justice of Virginia Supreme Court; shall serve thereas for only two consecutive terms. Amending  17.1-300. (Patron-Janis, HB 2527 (F); Cuccinelli, SB 1434 (F))
Circuit court judges; repeals section granting mileage reimbursement therefor. Repealing  17.1-524. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 923 (Chapter 592))
Courthouses; localities to assess fee as part of costs in each civil, criminal, and traffic cases to be used for construction, reconstruction, renovation of, etc., thereof. Amending 17.1-281. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1387 (Chapter 857))
Courthouses; localities to assess fee as part of costs in each criminal or traffic case to be used for construction, renovation, etc., thereof. Amending  17.1-281. (Patron-Melvin, HB 2311 (Chapter 814))
Credit cards; clarifies language allowing acceptance thereof by clerks to make it clear that fee collected is from person presenting card. Amending  17.1-275 and 19.2-353.3. (Patron-Obenshain, SB 960 (Chapter 594))
Criminal cases; allows circuit court clerk to assess local fee of up to 10 percent of total fees charged. Adding  17.1-275.12. (Patron-Ruff, SB 1481 (F))
Criminal Sentencing Commission; confirming appointment of Chairman. (Patron-Marsh, SJR 289 (P))
Death penalty; abolished for all Class 1 felonies committed on or after July 1, 2009. Amending  8.01-195.10, 8.01-654, 17.1-310, 17.1-406, 18.2-8, 18.2-10, 18.2-22, 18.2-25, 19.2-100, 19.2-102, 19.2-120, 19.2-152.2, 19.2-157, 19.2-159, 19.2-163, 19.2-270.4:1, 19.2-319, 19.2-321.2, 19.2-327.1, 19.2-327.2, and 19.2-327.3; repealing  8.01-654.1, 8.01-654.2, 17.1-313, 17.1-406, 18.2-17, 19.2-163.7, 19.2-163.8, 19.2-264.2 through 19.2-264.5, and 53.1-232 through 53.1-236. (Patron-Hargrove, HB 1755 (F))
Debt Collection Recovery Fund; established. Amending  2.2-518, 2.2-4023, 2.2-4801, 2.2-4805, 2.2-4806, 8.01-220.2, 8.01-382, and 17.1-276. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2037 (Chapter 797))
District courts; an appeal may be taken to circuit court and heard de novo. Amending  16.1-106 and 16.1-296. (Patron-Edwards, SB 1290 (Chapter 729))
Electronic summons system; localities to assess an additional fee as part of costs in each criminal or traffic case to be used solely therefor. Amending  17.1-281. (Patron-Petersen, SB 1134 (F))
Fees in civil cases; increases fee for filing in general district court and in circuit court. Amending  16.1-69.48:2 and 17.1-275. (Patron-Stuart, SB 916 (F))
Home/electronic incarceration; sentencing guidelines. Amending 17.1-803. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1540 (F))
House location surveys; survey shall be recorded in deed book of clerk’s office of county, etc., in which such real estate lies. Amending  17.1-227; adding  55-106.6. (Patron-Puller, SB 1061 (F))
Judge; nomination for election to circuit court. (Patron-Janis, HR 51 (P); Watkins, SR 28 (P))
Judges; designates specific districts and circuits to provide judicial assistance to each other on a regular basis. Amending  16.1-69.6:1 and 17.1-507. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1390 (F))
Judges; election in circuit court, general district court, juvenile and domestic relations district court, and Auditor of Public Accounts. (Patron-Janis, HJR 782 (P))
Judges; election in circuit court, general district court, juvenile and domestic relations district court, and members of Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission. (Patron-Janis, HJR 1048 (P))
Judges; election in Supreme Court of Virginia, Court of Appeals, circuit court, and member of State Corporation Commission. (Patron-Janis, HJR 885 (P))
Judges; increases number in circuit court. Amending  17.1-507. (Patron-Marsh, SB 178 (CD))
Judges; nominations for election to circuit court. (Patron-Janis, HR 44 (P); Janis, HR 70 (P); Marsh, SR 22 (P); Marsh, SR 36 (P))
Judges; nominations for election to Court of Appeals. (Patron-Janis, HR 50 (P); Marsh, SR 27 (P))
Judges and justices; General Assembly to approve those retired for recall as substitutes. Amending  16.1-69.22:1 and 17.1-106. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 1804 (F))
Judgments; there shall be no limitation on enforcement thereof in favor of State that are obtained or docketed in a circuit court. Amending  8.01-251. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 2038 (F))
Judicial performance evaluation program; Survey and Evaluation Research Laboratory of Center for Public Policy at Virginia Commonwealth University shall maintain, report. Amending 17.1-100. (Patron-Janis, HB 2526 (F))
Jury commissioners; changes date which judge of circuit court with urban county executive form of government may appoint jury commissioners any time prior to November of each year. Amending  8.01-343. (Patron-Watts, HB 1899 (Chapter 790))
Jury costs; plaintiff who requests trial in civil case shall be assessed. Adding  17.1-605.1. (Patron-Janis, HB 1867 (F); Smith, SB 875 (F))
Land records; may contain only last four digits of social security numbers therein posted via secure remote access to Internet. Amending  17.1-294. (Patron-Newman, SB 1277 (Chapter 312))
Line of Duty Act; funding for Line of Duty Death and Health Benefits Trust Fund. Amending  9.1-400 and 15.2-911. (Patron-Quayle, SB 1006 (F))
Line of Duty Act; includes local employees disabled on or after January 1, 1966, in definition of disabled employee. Amending 9.1-400, 15.2-911, and 17.1-272. (Patron-Bulova, HB 1997 (F))
Operations of Circuit Court Clerks’ Offices, Joint Subcommittee Studying; continued. (Patron-Stolle, SJR 359 (P))
Parental rights; appeal when terminated. Amending  16.1-241, 16.1-296, 16.1-298, and 17.1-405; adding  16.1-296.3. (Patron-Toscano, HB 750 (CD); Edwards, SB 394 (CD))
Probation revocation and suspended sentence revocation worksheets; court to utilize in all cases. Amending  19.2-298.01 and 19.2-306. (Patron-Stolle, SB 1380 (F))
Process and service fees; increases certain sheriffs’ fees for levying upon property or serving an ejectment, etc. Amending 17.1-272. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 998 (F); Puckett, SB 1191 (I) See SB998)
Remote access to land records; Prince William County may establish a pilot program which clerk assesses a daily fee therefor. Amending  17.1-276. (Patron-Lingamfelter, HB 1845 (Chapter 76); Smith, SB 935 (Chapter 723))
Special education; 180 days to appeal due process hearing decisions. Amending  22.1-214. (Patron-Griffith, HB 2304 (Chapter 468))
Special justices; appointment, duties. Amending  37.2-803. (Patron-Howell, SB 1081 (Chapter 608))
Victim witness fee; increases fee in criminal cases. Amending 16.1-69.48:1, 17.1-275.1 through 17.1-275.4, 17.1-275.7, 17.1-275.8, and 17.1-275.9. (Patron-Pogge, HB 1745 (F))
2009 Cumulative Index of Bills, Joint Resolutions, and Resolutions - For additional information, please contact the House of Delegates Information and Public Relations Office, P. O. Box 406, State Capitol, Richmond, Virginia 23218, telephone (804) 698-1500. Last updated 06/03/09