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Adoption; birth parents and adoptive parents may enter into post-adoption contact and communication agreements. Amending 16.1-277.01, 16.1-277.02, 16.1-278.3, and 16.1-283.1; adding 63.2-1220.2, 63.2-1220.3, and 63.2-1220.4; repealing 63.2-1228.1 and 63.2-1228.2. (Patron-Toscano, HB 750 (Chapter 331))
Adult students; notification of schools when charged with certain crimes and subject to jurisdiction of juvenile and domestic relations district court. Amending  16.1-260 and 16.1-293. (Patron-Cole, HB 107 (Chapter 742))
Appeal bonds; adds unlawful detainer cases to list of actions for which an indigent must post bond. Amending  16.1-107. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 99 (Chapter 267))
Appeal of bail decision; court is determined based on where initial determination was made, etc. Amending  19.2-124. (Patron-Armstrong, HB 636 (F))
Appeal of bail decision; court is determined based on where initial determination was made, etc. Amending  19.2-124 and 19.2-132. (Patron-Reynolds, SB 75 (Chapter 592))
Bail decision; specifies court which bond amount or term of recognizance should be appealed. Amending  19.2-124 and 19.2-132. (Patron-Griffith, HB 291 (Chapter 404))
Child support; court may order continuation for child over age 18 who is attending college. Amending  16.1-278.15, 20-60.3, 20-124.2, and 63.2-1916. (Patron-O’Bannon, HB 146 (F); Ruff, SB 319 (F))
Child support, custody, or visitation; single petition may be filed in juvenile and domestic relations district court. Amending 16.1-260. (Patron-Surovell, HB 822 (C))
Circuit courts; electronic filing of cases. Amending  16.1-243, 17.1-124, 17.1-224, 17.1-258.3, and 17.1-258.4; adding 8.01-271.01 and 17.1-258.6. (Patron-Athey, HB 1065 (Chapter 760); Howell, SB 220 (Chapter 717))
Circuit courts; shall have original and general jurisdiction over all cases involving termination of residual parental rights. Amending  16.1-241, 16.1-276.2, 16.1-296, 16.1-309, and 17.1-513. (Patron-Griffith, HB 292 (C))
Companion animals; court may include in protective order provisions prohibiting harm. Amending  16.1-253, 16.1-253.1, 16.1-253.4, 16.1-279.1, 19.2-152.8, 19.2-152.9, and 19.2-152.10. (Patron-Scott, J.M., HB 285 (C))
Court-appointed counsel; requires separate detailed accounting for representation expenses for each criminal charge. Amending 19.2-163. (Patron-Cline, HB 864 (C))
Courts not of record; appeals in civil cases. Amending  16.1-103, 16.1-106, and 16.1-122. (Patron-Norment, SB 719 (F))
Criminal records; clerk of district court shall ensure that all nonconfidential court records shall contain last four digits of person’s social security number. Amending  16.1-69.54 and 17.1-225. (Patron-Abbott, HB 1259 (C))
Detention; allows juvenile to be moved to a less restrictive placement when is warranted or earned. Amending  16.1-248.1. (Patron-Marsden, SB 579 (F))
District and circuit courts; increases court fees. Amending 16.1-69.48:2 and 17.1-275. (Patron-Stuart, SB 329 (F))
District court; expungement of police and court records. Adding 19.2-392.2:1. (Patron-Surovell, HB 823 (F))
District court; procedure for assumption of duties of chief judge. Adding  16.1-69.11:1. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 572 (Chapter 560); Puller, SB 146 (Chapter 596))
District courts; shall accept case data in electronic format for any civil action filed. Amending  6.1-330.54, 8.01-128, 34-5, 55-226.2, 55-246.1, 55-248.4, 55-248.7:2, 55-248.9:1, 55-248.15:1, 55-248.15:2, and 55-248.38:3; adding  16.1-79.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 407 (Chapter 550))
Domestic relations cases; trier may draw an adverse inference against any party or witness who refuses to answer questions regarding certain conduct which may be self-incriminating. Amending  8.01-223.1. (Patron-Marshall, R.G., HB 14 (F); Toscano, HB 67 (I) See HB14)
Driver’s license, restricted; eliminates authority of court to issue for travel to and from school when transportation is provided for certain delinquent children. Amending 16.1-278.9. (Patron-Cline, HB 863 (Chapter 522))
Driving under influence of alcohol; penalty for transporting person 18 years of age or younger. Amending  16.1-278.9, 18.2-36.1, 18.2-51.4, 18.2-266.1, and 18.2-270; adding  18.2-270.02. (Patron-Miller, J.C., SB 300 (C))
Electronic recording of court proceedings; circuit and district court clerks to set up system in their courtrooms. Adding 8.01-420.3:1 and 16.1-69.35:3. (Patron-Surovell, HB 827 (F))
Electronic summons system; cities and counties to assess fee as part of costs in criminal or traffic case in district or circuit courts. Amending  17.1-281. (Patron-Petersen, SB 124 (F))
Electronic summons system; locality to assess an additional sum as part of costs in each criminal or traffic case in district or circuit court. Adding  17.1-279.1. (Patron-Surovell, HB 826 (F))
Emergency protective and removal orders; party shall file in circuit court, which shall hear and determine, any petition therefor. Amending  16.1-244. (Patron-Edwards, SB 436 (F))
Family or household member; expands definition. Amending 16.1-228. (Patron-Barker, SB 208 (C))
Foster care; requires local departments to provide independent living services to any person between 18 and 21 years of age who is transitioning from foster care to self-sufficiency. Amending  63.2-905.1. (Patron-Vogel, SB 415 (Chapter 257))
General district courts; electronic filing of civil cases. Adding 16.1-79.1. (Patron-Albo, HB 283 (Chapter 622))
Interpleader of real estate escrows; suits shall go to general district court in event of a foreclosure. Amending  16.1-77; adding  54.1-2108.1. (Patron-Dance, HB 231 (Chapter 181))
Judge; nomination for election to general district court. (Patron-Janis, HR 15 (P); Marsh, SR 11 (P))
Judge; nomination for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court. (Patron-Janis, HR 16 (P); Marsh, SR 12 (P))
Judges; election in Supreme Court of Virginia, circuit court, and general district court. (Patron-Janis, HJR 493 (P))
Judges; election in Supreme Court of Virginia, Court of Appeals, circuit court, general district court, juvenile and domestic relations district court, member of State Corporation Commission, and member of Workers’ Compensation Commission. (Patron-Janis, HJR 192 (P))
Judges; increases mandatory retirement age. Amending  51.1-305. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 126 (F); Stuart, SB 44 (I) See SB206; Edwards, SB 206 (F))
Judges; mandatory retirement, General Assembly to approve retired judges under temporary recall. Amending  16.1-69.22:1, 16.1-69.35, and 17.1-106. (Patron-Janis, HB 241 (F))
Judges; nominations for election to general district court. (Patron-Janis, HR 11 (P); Janis, HR 34 (P); Marsh, SR 6 (P); Marsh, SR 17 (P))
Judges; nominations for election to general district court and juvenile and domestic relations district court. (Patron-Janis, HJR 197 (P))
Judges; nominations for election to juvenile and domestic relations district court. (Patron-Janis, HR 12 (P); Marsh, SR 7 (P))
Judicial Council and Committee on District Courts; repeals statutory provisions establishing these two policy-making bodies within judicial branch. Amending  8.01-384.1:1, 8.01-576.8, 8.01-576.9, 8.01-581.23, 16.1-69.10, 16.1-69.14, 16.1-69.18, 16.1-69.21, 16.1-69.38, 16.1-69.39, 16.1-69.39:1, 16.1-69.40:1, 16.1-69.40:2, 16.1-69.45, 16.1-69.51, 16.1-69.54, 16.1-69.58, 16.1-89, 16.1-122.3, 16.1-265, 16.1-266.1, 17.1-315, 17.1-507, 17.1-706, 18.2-271.2, 19.2-34, 19.2-37 through 19.2-39, 19.2-46.1, 19.2-46.2, 19.2-164, 19.2-353.3, 20-60.4, 20-60.5, 20-79.1, 20-124.4, 37.2-802, 46.2-388, and 63.2-1924; repealing  16.1-69.9:3, 16.1-69.31, 16.1-69.33, and 17.1-700 through 17.1-705.1. (Patron-Janis, HB 240 (F))
Judicial retirement; publication of notice by Supreme Court or Committee on District Courts. Amending  16.1-69.9:3 and 17.1-511. (Patron-Northam, SB 190 (F))
Judicial vacancies; removes requirement that Committee on District Courts and Supreme Court certify vacancies in judiciary prior to legislature filling those vacancies. Amending  16.1-69.9:3, 17.1-507, and 17.1-511. (Patron-Janis, HB 242 (C))
Juvenile and domestic relations district courts; retention of jurisdiction. Amending  16.1-242. (Patron-Marsden, SB 587 (F))
Juvenile correctional facilities; appointment of counsel for individuals confined in juvenile correctional centers. Adding 66-23.1. (Patron-Marsden, SB 585 (F))
Juvenile court; allows State to appeal a suppression ruling to circuit court and Court of Appeals. Amending  16.1-277.1, 17.1-406, and 17.1-413; adding  16.1-277.2. (Patron-Hurt, SB 489 (F))
Juvenile court docket; cases of assault and battery against family or household member to be advanced and heard within 30 days of arrest. Amending  16.1-241. (Patron-McDougle, SB 177 (C))
Juvenile records; Department of Juvenile Justice to provide information to law enforcement that may aid in an investigation of a criminal street gang. Amending  16.1-300, 16.1-309.1, and 52-8.6. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1121 (Chapter 367); Hurt, SB 486 (Chapter 472))
Juvenile records; Department of Juvenile Justice to provide information to law enforcement that may aid in an investigation of criminal street gang. Amending  16.1-300 and 16.1-309.1. (Patron-Miller, P.J., HB 254 (I) See HB1121)
Juvenile records; release of identifying information of a juvenile who is a fugitive from justice or an escapee. Amending 16.1-309.1. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 918 (Chapter 526))
Juveniles; adds specific felony offenses to provisions of transfer statute requiring preliminary hearing. Amending  16.1-269.1. (Patron-Iaquinto, HB 569 (F))
Juveniles; any transfer to circuit court shall include ancillary charges. Amending  16.1-269.1 and 16.1-269.6. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 911 (F))
Juveniles; detention in secure facility for possession of certain firearms. Amending  16.1-248.1. (Patron-Marsden, SB 591 (Chapter 683))
Juveniles; detention of those transferred or certified. Amending 16.1-249, 16.1-269.5, and 16.1-269.6. (Patron-Lucas, SB 259 (Chapter 739))
Juveniles; loss of driving privileges for alcohol, firearm, and drug offenses. Amending  16.1-278.9. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 908 (Chapter 570))
Juveniles; offenses for which juvenile is subject to transfer and trial as an adult. Amending  16.1-269.1. (Patron-Gilbert, HB 1120 (F); McDougle, SB 389 (C))
Juveniles; petition filed by intake officer to schools for certain crimes committed. Amending  16.1-260. (Patron-Marsden, SB 586 (F))
Juveniles; punishment for possession, etc., of alcohol. Amending 16.1-278.9. (Patron-Cline, HB 862 (Chapter 569))
Juveniles; right in certain violent felony cases to appeal to circuit court. Amending  16.1-269.6. (Patron-Edwards, SB 205 (C))
Landlord and tenant laws; clarifies judgement rate of interest, landlord and tenant obligations. Amending  6.1-330.54, 8.01-128, 34-5, 55-226.2, 55-246.1, 55-248.4, 55-248.7:2, 55-248.9:1, 55-248.15:1, 55-248.15:2, and 55-248.38:3; adding 16.1-79.1. (Patron-Oder, HB 407 (Chapter 550))
Literary Fund; fines under local ordinances to be transmitted to state treasury and deposited in Fund. Amending  16.1-69.48 and 46.2-1308. (Patron-Carr, HB 839 (F))
Local ordinances; permits locality to obtain determination by circuit court as to constitutionality thereof. Amending 16.1-131.1. (Patron-Pogge, HB 618 (Chapter 303); Norment, SB 521 (Chapter 609))
Mental health courts; definition, district and circuit courts may establish in any jurisdiction or for treatment for an offender. Adding  19.2-180.1. (Patron-Edwards, SB 158 (F))
Parental rights; final orders for termination are appealed directly to Court of Appeals. Amending  16.1-241, 16.1-296, 16.1-298, and 17.1-405; adding  16.1-296.3. (Patron-Toscano, HB 748 (C))
Petit larceny; allows court to defer and dismiss first-offense charge. Amending  16.1-69.48:1, 17.1-275.2, 17.1-275.7, 18.2-104, and 19.2-303.4. (Patron-Loupassi, HB 102 (F))
Preliminary hearing; district court judge may order witness testimony to be reduced to writing. Amending  19.2-185. (Patron-Toscano, HB 68 (F); McDougle, SB 176 (F))
Preliminary removal order hearings; court shall not accept any waiver by a parent, etc., unless ascertains waiver is voluntary and intelligently made. Amending  16.1-252. (Patron-Quayle, SB 98 (F))
Preliminary removal orders; required to specify frequency, location, and duration of visitation allowed between child and his parents. Amending  16.1-252. (Patron-Edwards, SB 157 (F))
Protective orders; allows petitioner to obtain an extension of such order for period of no more than two years. Amending 16.1-279.1 and 19.2-152.10. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 930 (Chapter 425); Howell, SB 468 (Chapter 468))
Protective orders; authorizes a judicial officer to require that a respondent be subject to GPS monitoring. Amending  16.1-253.1, 16.1-253.4, 16.1-279.1, 18.2-60.3, 19.2-152.8, 19.2-152.9, 19.2-152.10, and 20-103. (Patron-Pogge, HB 164 (C); Armstrong, HB 656 (C))
Protective orders; clarifies that minor may petition therefor with or without consent of a parent, etc. Adding  16.1-279.2. (Patron-Oder, HB 1156 (C))
Protective orders; requires Executive Secretary of Supreme Court, on an annual basis, to consult with appropriate judicial authorities of adjacent states. (Patron-Bell, Robert B., HB 931 (Chapter 426); Howell, SB 467 (Chapter 467))
Protective orders; service of notice by law-enforcement officer. Amending  16.1-264. (Patron-Herring, HB 453 (C))
Psychiatric treatment; revises Psychiatric Inpatient Treatment of Minors Act and eliminates various cross references to adult commitment statutes. Amending  8.01-389, 15.2-1704, 15.2-1724, 16.1-280, 16.1-335, 16.1-336, 16.1-337, 16.1-338, 16.1-339, 16.1-340, 16.1-341 through 16.1-345.5, 16.1-346, 16.1-346.1, 16.1-347, 19.2-13, 32.1-127.1:03, 37.2-808, 37.2-809, 37.2-813, and 54.1-2400.1; adding  16.1-336.1, 16.1-340.1 through 16.1-340.4, and 16.1-345.6; repealing  37.2-812. (Patron-Kilgore, HB 248 (Chapter 825); Lucas, SB 65 (Chapter 778))
Small claims court; increases ceiling of jurisdictional amount thereof. Amending  16.1-122.2 and 16.1-122.3. (Patron-Quayle, SB 651 (F))
Stepparent and close relative adoption; appointment of guardian ad litem not required. Amending  63.2-1241, 63.2-1242.2, and 63.2-1242.3. (Patron-Toscano, HB 747 (Chapter 306))
2010 Session 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 06/16/10