Writs; requirements for actual innocence. (HB2312)

Introduced By

Del. Ken Melvin (D-Portsmouth)

Progress

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

Description

Writs of actual innocence; requirements. Extends the ability to petition for a writ of actual innocence based on previously unknown or untested biological evidence to individuals who are not incarcerated. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/14/2009Committee
01/14/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091531838
01/14/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/20/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/26/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting
01/28/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/30/2009Read first time
02/02/2009Read second time and engrossed
02/03/2009Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (98-Y 0-N)
02/03/2009VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (98-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/04/2009Constitutional reading dispensed
02/04/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/11/2009Reported from Courts of Justice (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2009Read third time
02/16/2009Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2009Enrolled
02/18/2009Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2312ER)
02/18/2009Signed by Speaker
02/18/2009Signed by President
02/26/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 139 (effective 7/1/09)
02/26/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0139)

Video

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 1 minute.