HB 1922 Writs of actual innocence.
James F. Almand; Resigned 8/03 | all patrons    ...    notes
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Summary as passed: (all summaries)
Writs of actual innocence. Clarifies the procedure for service upon the Attorney General and attorney for the Commonwealth and filing deadlines. The bill allows acceptance of service as verification of service, whereas the Code says that the Supreme Court may not accept the petition unless it is accompanied by a duly executed return of service verifying that a copy has been served on the Attorney General and attorney for the Commonwealth. The bill also specifies that the 30 days for the Attorney General's response begins to run upon receipt of the record by the clerk of the Supreme Court. Under current law it is not clear when the 30 days begins to run. This bill is a recommendation of the Judicial Council.

Full text:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 031639246  pdf
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1922ER)  pdf
03/20/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0131)  pdf

Status:
01/08/03  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/07/03 031639246
01/08/03  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/03  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
01/24/03  House: Reported from Courts of Justice (20-Y 1-N)
01/28/03  House: Read first time
01/29/03  House: Read second time and engrossed
01/30/03  House: Read third time and passed House (98-Y 1-N)
01/30/03  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N)
01/30/03  House: Communicated to Senate
02/03/03  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/03/03  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/05/03  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/07/03  Senate: Const. reading disp., passed by for the day (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/03  Senate: VOTE: CONST. RDG. DISPENSED R (39-Y 0-N)
02/10/03  Senate: Read third time
02/10/03  Senate: Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/10/03  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/27/03  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1922ER)
03/05/03  House: Enrolled
03/05/03  House: Signed by Speaker
03/06/03  Senate: Signed by President
03/16/03  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 131 (effective 7/1/03)
03/20/03  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0131)