Firefighters; exemption from jury service. (HB1527)

Introduced By

Del. James Edmunds (R-South Boston)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Exemption from jury service; firefighters.  Provides that firefighters, which include emergency medical technicians, lifesaving and rescue squad members, and arson investigators, shall be exempt from jury service if they so request. Amends § 8.01-341.1, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


  • 12/21/2010 Committee
  • 12/21/2010 Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/11 11101714D
  • 12/21/2010 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 01/10/2011 Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
  • 01/12/2011 Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
  • 01/19/2011 Reported from Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/21/2011 Read first time
  • 01/24/2011 Read second time and engrossed
  • 01/25/2011 Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
  • 01/25/2011 VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 01/26/2011 Constitutional reading dispensed
  • 01/26/2011 Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
  • 02/04/2011 Assigned Courts sub: Civil
  • 02/21/2011 Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/21/2011 Committee substitute printed 11105374D-S1
  • 02/22/2011 Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/23/2011 Read third time
  • 02/23/2011 Reading of substitute waived
  • 02/23/2011 Committee substitute agreed to 11105374D-S1
  • 02/23/2011 Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB1527S1
  • 02/23/2011 Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 02/23/2011 Placed on Calendar
  • 02/24/2011 Senate substitute agreed to by House 11105374D-S1 (95-Y 0-N)
  • 02/24/2011 VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
  • 03/03/2011 Enrolled
  • 03/03/2011 Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1527ER)
  • 03/03/2011 Signed by Speaker
  • 03/06/2011 Signed by President
  • 03/23/2011 G Approved by Governor-Chapter 389 (effective 7/1/11)
  • 03/23/2011 G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0389)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 2 clips in all, totaling 1 minute.


This is a transcript of the video clips in which this bill is discussed.