Judicial vacancies; removes requirement of certifying prior to legislature filling vacancies. (HB242)

Introduced By

Del. Bill Janis (R-Glen Allen)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Judicial vacancies.  Removes the requirement that the Committee on District Courts and the Supreme Court certify vacancies in the judiciary prior to the legislature filling those vacancies. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10101063D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/15/2010Assigned Courts sub: Judicial Systems
02/08/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Courts of Justice (14-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (60-Y 39-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (60-Y 39-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/23/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/23/2010Assigned Courts sub: Special
03/03/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
03/08/2010Continued to 2011 in Courts of Justice (11-Y 3-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, 1 clip in all, totaling 4 minutes.