Electronic summons system; localities to assess an additional fee as part of costs. (SB1134)

Introduced By

Sen. Chap Petersen (D-Fairfax) with support from co-patrons Del. Jim Scott (D-Merrifield), and Sen. George Barker (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Electronic summons system; 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 an electronic summons system. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/13/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/14/09 091301293
01/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/26/2009Rereferred from Courts of Justice (14-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/26/2009Rereferred to Finance
02/04/2009Reported from Finance with amendments (16-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/05/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/06/2009Read second time
02/06/2009Reading of amendments waived
02/06/2009Committee amendments agreed to
02/06/2009Engrossed by Senate as amended SB1134E
02/06/2009Printed as engrossed 091301293-E
02/09/2009Read third time and passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/13/2009Placed on Calendar
02/13/2009Read first time
02/13/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/16/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/18/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/23/2009Failed to report (defeated) in Courts of Justice (10-Y 12-N) (see vote tally)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.