Magistrates; refer complaints alleging felony offense to law-enforcement agency. (SB1426)

Introduced By

Sen. Creigh Deeds (D-Bath)

Progress

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

Description

Magistrates; issuance of arrest warrants. Provides that a magistrate may not issue a felony arrest warrant based on a citizen complaint unless authorized by the attorney for the Commonwealth or a law-enforcement agency. The bill also requires that a complaint for an arrest warrant be in writing if the complainant is not a law-enforcement officer. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Passed

History

DateAction
01/15/2009Presented and ordered printed 098654220
01/15/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/19/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/20/2009Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/09/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/09/2009Committee substitute printed 091553220-S1
02/10/2009Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Read second time
02/10/2009Reading of substitute waived
02/10/2009Committee substitute agreed to 091553220-S1
02/10/2009Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB1426S1
02/10/2009Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Reconsideration of passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/10/2009Passed 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: Criminal
02/18/2009Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s)
02/20/2009Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/20/2009Committee substitute printed 090951220-H1
02/24/2009Read second time
02/25/2009Read third time
02/25/2009Committee substitute agreed to 090951220-H1
02/25/2009Engrossed by House - committee substitute SB1426H1
02/25/2009Passed House with substitute (98-Y 1-N)
02/25/2009VOTE: --- PASSAGE (98-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009House substitute agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2009Title replaced 090951220-H1
03/09/2009Enrolled
03/09/2009Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1426ER)
03/09/2009Signed by President
03/11/2009Signed by Speaker
03/27/2009G Approved by Governor-Chapter 291 (effective 7/1/09)
03/27/2009G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0291)