Court-appointed experts; compensation in criminal cases. (HB1364)

Introduced By

Sen. Joe Morrissey (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Compensation of experts in criminal cases. Provides that counsel for the defendant may request a waiver on the maximum limitation of compensation for a psychiatrist, clinical psychologist, or other expert appointed by the court to render professional service in a criminal case other than capital murder, currently set at $750, in an amount up to an additional $750, depending on the time and effort expended by the expert, the novelty and difficulty of the case in which the professional service was rendered, and other circumstances warranting such a waiver. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


12/06/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100181D
12/06/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2013Assigned Courts sub: #1 Criminal
01/30/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1364)
01/30/2013Subcommittee recommends laying on the table
02/05/2013Left in Courts of Justice


ACLU-VA Criminal Justice, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of Virginia is monitoring this legislation that permits increased fees for experts in criminal cases.