Courthouses; localities to assess fee as part of costs in each criminal or traffic case, etc. (HB2311)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Construction, renovation, or maintenance of a courthouse; fees. Allows localities to assess an additional three dollar fee as part of the costs in each civil, criminal, or traffic case to be used solely for the construction, renovation, or maintenance of a courthouse. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 098578636
01/14/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/04/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (16-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read first time
02/08/2009Passed by for the day
02/09/2009Passed by temporarily
02/09/2009Read second time
02/09/2009Committee amendments rejected
02/09/2009Committee amendments reconsidered
02/09/2009Committee amendment #1 rejected
02/09/2009Committee amendment #2 agreed to
02/09/2009Amendments by Delegate Melvin agreed to
02/09/2009Amendment by Delegate Morgan agreed to
02/09/2009Engrossed by House as amended HB2311E
02/09/2009Printed as engrossed 098578636-E
02/10/2009Read third time and passed House (80-Y 16-N)
02/10/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (80-Y 16-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/11/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2311E)
02/16/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Passed by for the day
02/19/2009Read third time
02/19/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/19/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/19/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/19/2009Passed Senate with amendments (30-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Placed on Calendar
02/23/2009Senate amendments agreed to by House (81-Y 19-N)
02/23/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (81-Y 19-N) (see vote tally)
02/25/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2311ER)
02/25/2009Signed by Speaker
02/26/2009Signed by President
03/02/2009Impact statement from DPB (HB2311ER)
03/30/2009Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/2009Placed on Calendar
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 813 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009House concurred in Governor's recommendation (60-Y 32-N 1-A)
04/08/2009VOTE: --- ADOPTION (60-Y 32-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009Senate concurred in Governor's recommendation (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
04/08/2009G Governor's recommendation adopted
04/08/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB2311ER2)
04/08/2009Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/08/2009Signed by President as reenrolled
04/08/2009Enacted, Chapter 814 (effective 7/1/09)
04/08/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0814)
04/14/2009Reenrolled bill text (HB2311ER2)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 6 minutes.


Jim Raines writes:

Another reason for the judge to find you guilty.