SB 969 Capital litigation; relating to prisoners sentenced to death.
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Summary:
Capital litigation. Makes the Supreme Court of Virginia the exclusive jurisdiction for filing habeas corpus petitions by a prisoner sentenced to death. The bill also sets time limitations upon the filing of such petitions following appeals to the Virginia and United States Supreme Courts and upon requests for appointed counsel to represent an indigent prisoner sentenced to death in a habeas corpus petition.

The bill also prohibits motions by the Attorney General objecting to appointment of counsel for the petitioner and establishes a procedure for the setting of execution dates.

Full text:
01/23/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD3461843  pdf
02/07/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD3461843-E  pdf
03/06/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB969ER)  pdf
03/27/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0503)  pdf

Amendments:
House amendments
Senate amendments

Status:
01/23/95  Senate: Presented & ordered printed LD3461843
01/23/95  Senate: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/31/95  Senate: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: Criminal Law & Procedure
02/06/95  Senate: Reported from Courts of Justice w/amds. (8-Y 4-N 1-A)
02/07/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Read second time
02/07/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/07/95  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/07/95  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/07/95  Senate: Printed as engrossed LD3461843-E
02/07/95  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (37-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: CONST. READING DISPENSED (37-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Passed Senate (35-Y 5-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (35-Y 5-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Rec. of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: RECONSIDER (40-Y 0-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Passed Senate (33-Y 7-N)
02/07/95  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE (33-Y 7-N)
02/07/95  Senate: Communicated to House
02/08/95  House: Placed on Calendar
02/09/95  House: Read first time
02/09/95  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/95  House: Assigned to C. J. sub-committee: 1
02/21/95  House: Reported from C. J. with amendments (17-Y 5-N)
02/22/95  House: Read second time
02/23/95  House: Read third time
02/23/95  House: Committee amendments agreed to
02/23/95  House: Engrossed by House as amended
02/23/95  House: Passed House with amendments (86-Y 12-N)
02/23/95  House: VOTE: PASSAGE (86-Y 12-N)
02/24/95  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/24/95  Senate: House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/95  Senate: Title replaced
02/24/95  Senate: VOTE: CONCUR HOUSE AMENDMENT (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/95  Senate: Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB969ER)
03/13/95  Senate: Enrolled
03/13/95  House: Signed by Speaker
03/14/95  Senate: Signed by President
03/23/95  Governor: Approved by Governor-Chapter 503 (effective 7/1/95)
03/27/95  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0503)