Pretrial motions or objections; when defense may raise in circuit and district courts. (SB549)

Introduced By

Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Defense objections in criminal proceeding. Clarifies that defense motions or objections seeking suppression of evidence or dismissal of the warrant need not be made before trial at the general district court level and that upon such motion made at trial a court shall grant a continuance upon motion of the Commonwealth. Read the Bill »


04/05/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061134160
01/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
01/27/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
01/30/2006Read second time
01/30/2006Reading of amendments waived
01/30/2006Committee amendments agreed to
01/30/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB549E
01/30/2006Printed as engrossed 061134160-E
01/31/2006Read third time and passed Senate (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006VOTE: (37-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006Communicated to House
02/14/2006Placed on Calendar
02/14/2006Read first time
02/14/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2006Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/27/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (22-Y 0-N)
03/01/2006Read second time
03/02/2006Read third time
03/02/2006Committee amendments agreed to
03/02/2006Engrossed by House as amended
03/02/2006Passed House with amendments BLOCK VOTE (100-Y 0-N)
03/02/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006House amendments agreed to by Senate (39-Y 0-N)
03/06/2006VOTE: (39-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB549ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
04/05/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 578 (effective 7/1/06)
04/12/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0578)