Circuit courts and judges; clarifies authority. (HB293)

Introduced By

Del. Morgan Griffith (R-Salem)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Administration of the circuit court system; authority of circuit court judges.  Clarifies that the executive secretary's responsibility as administrator of the circuit court system does not supersede the authority of the circuit court judges over running the court itself (e.g., setting terms of court, dockets, control of the courtroom, etc.). Read the Bill »


03/10/2010: Passed the Senate


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10102790D
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 (10-Y 0-N)
02/12/2010Reported from Courts of Justice (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/14/2010Read first time
02/15/2010Read second time and engrossed
02/16/2010Read third time and passed House (85-Y 13-N)
02/16/2010VOTE: --- PASSAGE (85-Y 13-N) (see vote tally)
02/17/2010Constitutional reading dispensed
02/17/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/23/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
03/01/2010Assigned Courts sub: Special
03/03/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
03/08/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (10-Y 4-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2010Committee substitute printed 10105866D-S1
03/09/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Read third time
03/10/2010Reading of substitute waived
03/10/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105866D-S1
03/10/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB293S1
03/10/2010Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Reconsideration of Senate passage agreed to by Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Passed Senate with substitute (37-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/10/2010Placed on Calendar
03/11/2010Passed by temporarily
03/11/2010Speaker ruled Senate substitute 10105866D-S1 not germane
03/11/2010Chair rules that bill is not properly before the Senate
03/11/2010Bill and substitute returned to the House of Delegates
03/14/2010No further action taken
03/14/2010Failed to pass in House


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 4 clips in all, totaling 11 minutes.