Preliminary hearing; district court judge may order witness testimony to be reduced to writing. (HB68)

Introduced By

Del. David Toscano (D-Charlottesville)

Progress

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

Description

Preliminary hearing; testimony reduced to writing.  Allows the district court judge conducting the preliminary hearing to order witness testimony reduced to writing. Under current law only the judge of the court of record to which the case has been or may be certified can make such an order.This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
12/28/2009Committee
12/28/2009Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100820D
12/28/2009Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/13/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/18/2010Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (7-Y 0-N)
01/22/2010Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice