Indigent Defense Commission; powers and duties. (HB844)

Introduced By

Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield) with support from co-patrons Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth), and Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Indigent Defense Commission. States the Commission's authority and the duties that can be delegated to the executive director. The Commission is required to adopt rules and procedures for the conduct of its business and to ensure that the executive director complies with all Commission and statutory directives. The membership of the Commission is increased from 12 to 14, with the additional members appointed by the General Assembly. This bill is identical to SB 562. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/10/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061215134
01/10/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/18/2006Assigned to Courts of Justice sub-committee: Criminal Law
02/10/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
02/11/2006Read first time
02/13/2006Read second time
02/13/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/13/2006Engrossed by House as amended HB844E
02/13/2006Printed as engrossed 061215134-E
02/14/2006Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/14/2006Communicated to Senate
02/15/2006Constitutional reading dispensed
02/15/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/22/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/24/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Read third time
02/27/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/27/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/27/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/27/2006Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006Passed Senate with amendments (39-Y 0-N)
02/27/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
02/28/2006Placed on Calendar
03/01/2006Senate amendments agreed to by House (97-Y 2-N)
03/01/2006VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 2-N)
03/07/2006Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB844ER)
03/07/2006Signed by Speaker
03/08/2006Signed by President
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 429 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0429)