SB179: Judges; increases number in various general district courts.

SENATE BILL NO. 179
Offered January 9, 2008
Prefiled January 7, 2008
A BILL to amend and reenact 16.1-69.6:1 of the Code of Virginia, relating to number of district court judges.
Patron-- Marsh

Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That 16.1-69.6:1 of the Code of Virginia is amended and reenacted as follows:

16.1-69.6:1. Number of judges.

For the several judicial districts there shall be full-time general district court judges and juvenile and domestic relations district court judges, the number as hereinafter set forth, who shall during their service reside within their respective districts, except as provided in 16.1-69.16, and whose compensation and powers shall be the same as now and hereafter prescribed for general district court judges and juvenile and domestic relations district court judges.

The number of judges of the districts shall be as follows:


JuvenileandDomestic
GeneralDistrictCourtRelationsDistrict
JudgesCourtJudges
First434
Second787
Two-A11
Third33
Fourth65
Fifth32
Sixth42
Seventh44
Eighth33
Ninth33
Tenth33
Eleventh2323
Twelfth45
Thirteenth85
Fourteenth45
Fifteenth6778
Sixteenth445
Seventeenth42
Eighteenth22
Nineteenth118
Twentieth43
Twenty-first22
Twenty-second23
Twenty-third54
Twenty-fourth45
Twenty-fifth54
Thegeneraldistrictcourtjudgesofthetwenty-fifthdistrictshallrender
assistanceonaregularbasistothegeneraldistrictcourtjudgesofthe
twenty-sixthdistrictbyappropriatedesignation.
Twenty-sixth455
Twenty-seventh54
Twenty-eighth223
Twenty-ninth323
Thirtieth22
Thirty-first45

The election or appointment of any district judge shall be subject to the provisions of 16.1-69.9:3.