Retention of case records; general district court. (HB1451)

Introduced By

Del. Randy Minchew (R-Leesburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Retention of case records; general district court. Permits the chief judge of a general district court to direct the clerk of that court to destroy documents related to civil and criminal cases that have been ended for a period of three years, provided that they have been microfilmed or converted to an electronic format. Currently, such documents must be retained for 10 years. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts.

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Bill Has Passed


12/27/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101000D
12/27/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/07/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
01/09/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 1-N)
01/16/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (17-Y 1-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Read first time
01/21/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2013Read third time and passed House (97-Y 0-N)
01/22/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (97-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/23/2013Constitutional reading dispensed
01/23/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/06/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with amendment (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/08/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/11/2013Placed on Calendar
02/11/2013Read third time
02/11/2013Reading of amendment waived
02/11/2013Committee amendment agreed to
02/11/2013Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/11/2013Passed Senate with amendment (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2013Placed on Calendar
02/13/2013Senate amendment agreed to by House (100-Y 0-N)
02/13/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (100-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/18/2013Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB1451ER)
02/18/2013Signed by Speaker
02/19/2013Signed by President
02/21/2013Impact statement from DPB (HB1451ER)
03/12/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 187 (effective 7/1/13)
03/12/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0187)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 1 clip in all, totaling 50 seconds.