HB 1545 Criminal cases; delayed appeals, assignments of errors dismissed in part.
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Summary as passed House: (all summaries)

Delayed appeals in criminal cases; assignment of errors dismissed in part. Provides that an appellant may file a motion for leave to pursue a delayed appeal in a criminal case in the Court of Appeals of Virginia when the appeal was dismissed, in whole or in part, for a failure to (i) initiate the appeal; (ii) adhere to proper form, procedures, or time limits in the perfection of the appeal; or (iii) file the indispensable transcript or written statement of facts, even if other parts of the appeal were refused on the merits. Under current law, an appellant may not pursue a delayed appeal in such a case if part of the appeal was refused on the merits. The bill also provides that an appellant may file a motion for leave to pursue a delayed appeal in a criminal case that is appealed to the Supreme Court of Virginia from the Court of Appeals of Virginia for those assignments of error that were dismissed because they did not adhere to a proper form, even if other assignments of error were refused on the merits. As introduced, this bill was a recommendation of the Judicial Council of Virginia. This bill is identical to SB 853.

Full text:
12/29/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101710D  pdf
01/25/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17101710D-E  pdf
02/10/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1545ER)  pdf
02/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0077)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments

Status:
12/29/16  House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/17 17101710D
12/29/16  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/17  House: Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/16/17  House: Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment (11-Y 0-N)
01/20/17  House: Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (20-Y 0-N)
01/24/17  House: Read first time
01/25/17  House: Read second time
01/25/17  House: Committee amendments agreed to
01/25/17  House: Engrossed by House as amended HB1545E
01/25/17  House: Printed as engrossed 17101710D-E
01/26/17  House: Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
01/26/17  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N)
01/27/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/17  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/17  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N)
02/07/17  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/08/17  Senate: Read third time
02/08/17  Senate: Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/10/17  House: Enrolled
02/10/17  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1545ER)
02/10/17  House: Signed by Speaker
02/13/17  Senate: Signed by President
02/13/17  House: Enrolled Bill communicated to Governor on 2/13/17
02/13/17  Governor: Governor's Action Deadline Midnight, February 20, 2017
02/20/17  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 77 (effective 7/1/17)
02/20/17  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0077)