Supreme Court of Virginia; powers and duties. (HB2089)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Powers and duties of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Reverts to the former selection process for the Chief Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court, when the longest-serving justice served as Chief Justice. The current provisions allow the Court to elect, by majority vote, the Chief Justice, who serves for a term of four years. The bill also removes (i) the requirement that the Committee on District Courts and the Supreme Court certify vacancies in the judiciary prior to the legislature filling those vacancies, (ii) the authority of the Chief Justice to determine which judges are recalled for duty after retirement and gives that authority to the chief circuit court judge, and (iii) several duties of the Chief Justice to direct the work of the circuit and district courts and gives that authority to the Supreme Court as a whole. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070713348
01/08/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2007Assigned Courts sub: Civil Law