Public defenders; permits county or city offices to supplement compensation thereof. (SB634)

Introduced By

Sen. Patsy Ticer (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Supplementing compensation of public defenders. Permits counties or cities that have public defender offices to supplement, payable from their own funds, the compensation of the public defender or his deputies or employees in excess of the compensation fixed by the executive director of the Virginia Indigent Defense Commission. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2008Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/08 088204336
01/09/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2008Committee substitute printed 081549336-S1
02/11/2008Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Read second time
02/12/2008Reading of substitute waived
02/12/2008Committee substitute agreed to 081549336-S1
02/12/2008Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB634S1
02/12/2008Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2008Communicated to House
02/14/2008Placed on Calendar
02/14/2008Read first time
02/14/2008Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/29/2008Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N)
03/04/2008Read second time
03/05/2008Read third time
03/05/2008Passed House BLOCK VOTE (97-Y 0-N)
03/05/2008VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N)
03/08/2008Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB634ER)
03/08/2008Signed by Speaker
03/11/2008Signed by President
03/12/2008Signed by Speaker
03/12/2008Signed by President
04/01/2008Impact statement from DPB (SB634ER)
04/02/2008G Approved by Governor-Chapter 815 (effective 7/1/08)

Duplicate Bills

The following bills are identical to this one: HB93.


Neal Modi writes:

The question is, are local jurisdictions willing to supplement compensation for public defenders. Enforcement? And last year, did not the Kaine adminstration pass a bill upwards of ~$15 million for extending compensation and raising cap fees on public defenders? Why is there no reference to that?