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S.B. 879. A BILL to amend and reenact 17.1-106, 17.1-302, 17.1-401, and 51.1-309 of the Code of Virginia, relating to retired circuit court judges under recall; qualification by Committees for Courts of Justice. 17103234D

01/18/17 Senate: Printed as engrossed 17103234D-E
12/19/16 Senate: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17103234D

Patron--Stuart

Reported from Committee for Courts of Justice with amendments (11-Y 1-N)

YEAS--Obenshain, Saslaw, Norment, Howell, Lucas, McDougle, Stuart, Stanley, Reeves, Chafin, Sturtevant--11.

NAYS--Deeds--1.

ABSTENTIONS--0.

Committee amendments adopted by Senate January 18, 2017

AMENDMENT(S) PROPOSED BY THE SENATE

COURTS OF JUSTICE

    1. Line 30, introduced, after service.
      insert
        D. Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection A, the Chief Justice may call upon and authorize any judge of a circuit court whose retirement becomes effective during the interim period between regularly scheduled sessions of the General Assembly to sit in recall either to (i) hear a specific case or cases pursuant to the provisions of 17.1-105, and such designation shall continue in effect for the duration of the case or cases, or (ii) perform, for a period of time not to exceed 90 days at any one time, such judicial duties in any circuit court as the Chief Justice shall deem in the public interest for the expeditious disposition of the business of the courts.

COURTS OF JUSTICE

    2. Line 96, introduced, after line 95
      insert
        2. That the provisions of this act shall become effective on July 1, 2018.
         

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