Attorney-issued summons; eliminates prohibition of summonses in cases involving protective orders. (SB721)

Introduced By

Sen. Dave Marsden (D-Burke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Attorney-issued summons; protective orders. Eliminates the prohibition on attorney-issued summonses to compel attendance of witnesses in civil proceedings relating to issuance of Protective Orders pursuant to Article 4 ( 16.1-246 et seq.), and authorizes the sheriff to serve an attorney-issued summons in less than five business days prior to required attendance. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/22/2010Presented and ordered printed 10104560D
01/22/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/26/2010Assigned Courts sub: Civil
02/15/2010Committee substitute printed 10105202D-S1
02/15/2010Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Read second time
02/16/2010Reading of substitute waived
02/16/2010Committee substitute agreed to 10105202D-S1
02/16/2010Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute SB721S1
02/16/2010Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/16/2010Passed Senate (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2010Placed on Calendar
02/18/2010Read first time
02/18/2010Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2010Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/24/2010Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
02/26/2010Reported from Courts of Justice (19-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/02/2010Read second time
03/03/2010Read third time
03/03/2010Passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
03/03/2010VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
03/11/2010Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB721ER)
03/11/2010Signed by Speaker
03/13/2010Signed by President
04/11/2010G Approved by Governor-Chapter 486 (effective 7/1/10)
04/11/2010G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0486)