Public defenders; duties. (HB2991)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Public defenders; duties. Clarifies that the public defenders are responsible for managing their offices and that assistants do not have the same managerial authority. The bill also mirrors 19.2-163.01, clarifying the role of the Indigent Defense Commission as supervisory. Finally, the bill removes the language requiring representation of indigent prisoners in habeas cases. Read the Bill »

Status

03/20/2007: signed by governor

History

DateAction
01/10/2007Committee
01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 073018141
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/03/2007Read first time
02/05/2007Read second time and engrossed
02/06/2007Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Communicated to Senate
02/07/2007Constitutional reading dispensed
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/13/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/13/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2007Read third time
02/14/2007Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/14/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2007Enrolled
02/21/2007Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2991ER)
02/22/2007Signed by Speaker
02/23/2007Signed by President
03/20/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 680 (effective 7/1/07)
04/05/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0680)