Specialty criminal court dockets; court may establish to address specialized needs of defendants. (HB123)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Specialty court dockets.  Provides that any court may establish specialty criminal dockets to address the specialized needs of similarly situated defendants. Such dockets may be authorized by the chief judge of the respective court. The bill requires that the court may utilize only the resources already existing and available to the court in the community notwithstanding the source of funding and that additional funding for such court dockets or the creation of a formal specialized court shall require the approval of the General Assembly. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/04/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/12 12103257D
01/04/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/23/2012Stricken from docket by Courts of Justice