Preliminary hearing; district court judge may order witness testimony to be reduced to writing. (SB176)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


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 »


01/12/2010: Awaiting a Vote in the Judiciary Committee


01/11/2010Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/10 10100821D
01/11/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/12/2010Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
02/01/2010Stricken at the request of Patron in Courts of Justice (11-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)