Elected or appointed officials; limit attorney-issued subpoenas unless subject matter is unrelated. (SB1455)

Introduced By

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


01/20/2009Presented and ordered printed 098751293
01/20/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/22/2009Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/02/2009Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)