Court-appointed counsel; compensation for services. (HB2361)

Introduced By

Del. Lacey Putney (I-Bedford) with support from 23 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Del. Watkins Abbitt (I-Appomattox), Del. Dave Albo (R-Springfield), Del. Ward Armstrong (D-Martinsville), Del. Clay Athey (R-Front Royal), Del. William Barlow (D-Smithfield), Del. Ben Cline (R-Amherst), Del. David Englin (D-Alexandria), Del. Tim Hugo (R-Centreville), Del. Sal Iaquinto (R-Virginia Beach), Del. Terry Kilgore (R-Gate City), Del. Bob Marshall (R-Manassas), Del. Joe May (R-Leesburg), Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth), Del. Brian Moran (D-Alexandria), Del. Chris Peace (R-Mechanicsville), Del. Chris Saxman (R-Staunton), Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville), Del. Katherine Waddell (I-Richmond), Del. Vivian Watts (D-Annandale), Del. John Welch (R-Virginia Beach), Sen. John Cosgrove (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Waiver on compensation cap for court-appointed attorneys. Provides that court-appointed counsel may request a waiver of the limitations on compensation by submitting the request, in writing, accompanied by a detailed accounting of the time expended on the representation and the justification for the waiver, to the appropriate court. If the court determines that the request is justified, it shall be sent to the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia for approval. If approved by the Executive Secretary, the court shall direct that payment be made. Read the Bill »


04/10/2007: signed by governor


01/09/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070054129
01/09/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
01/26/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2361)
01/26/2007Read first time
01/29/2007Motion to refer to committee agreed to
01/29/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/03/2007Committee substitute printed 078672476-H1
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time
02/05/2007Committee substitute agreed to 078672476-H1
02/05/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB2361H1
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N)
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House (96-Y 1-N 1-A)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2007Committee substitute printed 077865476-S1
02/19/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007Motion to reconsider Passed by for the day agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
02/20/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2007Passed by for the day
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Reading of substitute waived
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 077865476-S1
02/21/2007Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB2361S1
02/21/2007Passed Senate with substitute (39-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007Placed on Calendar
02/22/2007Senate substitute agreed to by House (92-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (92-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2361ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/12/2007Impact statement from DPB (HB2361ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by House
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007House rejected Governor's recommendation #'s 1-6 (6-Y 91-N)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation #'s 7-13 (97-Y 0-N)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/04/2007House rejected Governor's recommendation #'s 1-6 (6-Y 91-N 1-A)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (6-Y 91-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation #'s 7-13 (97-Y 0-N 2-A)
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (97-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted in-part
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (HB2361ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Communicated to Governor
04/10/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 938 (effective 7/1/07)
04/12/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0938)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: SB1168.