Elected or appointed officials; limit attorney-issued subpoenas unless subject matter is unrelated. (HB1859)

Introduced By

Del. Steve Shannon (D-Vienna) with support from co-patron Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Elected or appointed officials; limit on attorney-issued subpoenas. Provides that no subpoena for the attendance of an elected or appointed official of a public body may be issued by an attorney unless the subject matter of the subpoena is unrelated to his official duties. The bill does not affect the prohibition on attorney-issued subpoenas in all cases issued for the attendance of certain state, local, and federal officials. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098526724
01/12/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/21/2009Subcommittee recommends laying on the table by voice vote
02/10/2009Left in Courts of Justice