Court-appointed counsel; compensation for services. (SB1168)

Introduced By

Sen. Ken Stolle (R-Virginia Beach) with support from 19 copatrons, whose average partisan position is:

Those copatrons are Sen. Brandon Bell (R-Roanoke), Sen. Harry Blevins (R-Chesapeake), Sen. Ken Cuccinelli (R-Fairfax), Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Charlottesville), Sen. John Edwards (D-Roanoke), Sen. Edd Houck (D-Spotsylvania), Sen. Janet Howell (D-Reston), Sen. Benny Lambert (D-Richmond), Sen. Louise Lucas (D-Portsmouth), Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond), Sen. Tommy Norment (R-Williamsburg), Sen. Phil Puckett (D-Tazewell), Sen. Toddy Puller (D-Mount Vernon), Sen. Fred Quayle (R-Suffolk), Sen. Roscoe Reynolds (D-Martinsville), Sen. Dick Saslaw (D-Springfield), Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria), Sen. John Watkins (R-Midlothian), Sen. Martin Williams (R-Newport News)


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


01/10/2007Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/07 070053129
01/10/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2007Rereferred to Finance
01/26/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1168)
02/05/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N)
02/05/2007VOTE: (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Read second time
02/06/2007Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2007Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2007Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1168E
02/06/2007Printed as engrossed 070053129-E
02/06/2007Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/06/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2007Communicated to House
02/07/2007Placed on Calendar
02/07/2007Read first time
02/07/2007Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/2007Assigned Courts sub: Criminal Law
02/16/2007Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2007Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/19/2007Committee substitute printed 073499260-H1
02/20/2007Read second time
02/21/2007Read third time
02/21/2007Committee substitute agreed to 073499260-H1
02/21/2007Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1168H1
02/21/2007Passed House with substitute BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
02/21/2007VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/22/2007House substitute agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N)
02/22/2007VOTE: (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2007Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1168ER)
03/08/2007Signed by Speaker
03/11/2007Signed by President
03/20/2007Impact statement from DPB (SB1168ER)
03/26/2007Governor's recommendation received by Senate
04/03/2007Placed on Calendar
04/04/2007Enacted, Chapter (effective 7/1/07)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted in part
04/04/2007Senate rejected Governor's recommendation #'s 1-6 (0-Y 40-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation #'s 7-13 (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007House concurred in Governor's recommendation #'s 7-13 (96-Y 0-N 2-A)
04/04/2007G Governor's recommendation adopted in-part
04/04/2007VOTE: ADOPTION (96-Y 0-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
04/04/2007Reenrolled bill text (SB1168ER2)
04/04/2007Signed by President as reenrolled
04/04/2007Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/04/2007Communicated to Governor
04/10/2007G Approved by Governor-Chapter 946 (effective 7/1/07)
04/12/2007G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0946)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB2361.