Indigent Defense Commission; powers and duties. (SB562)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 6 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg)


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 HB 844. Read the Bill »


03/31/2006: signed by governor


01/11/2006Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/06 061138134
01/11/2006Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/30/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (13-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006Constitutional reading dispensed (36-Y 0-N)
01/31/2006VOTE: (36-Y 0-N)
02/01/2006Read second time
02/01/2006Reading of amendments waived
02/01/2006Committee amendments agreed to
02/01/2006Engrossed by Senate as amended SB562E
02/01/2006Printed as engrossed 061138134-E
02/02/2006Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/02/2006Communicated 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
03/03/2006Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (22-Y 0-N)
03/07/2006Read second time
03/08/2006Read third time
03/08/2006Committee amendment agreed to
03/08/2006Engrossed by House as amended
03/08/2006Passed House with amendment BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/08/2006VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006House amendment agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/09/2006VOTE: (38-Y 0-N)
03/15/2006Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB562ER)
03/15/2006Signed by Speaker
03/16/2006Signed by President
03/23/2006Fiscal impact statement from DPB (SB562ER)
03/31/2006G Approved by Governor-Chapter 501 (effective 7/1/06)
04/06/2006G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0501)