Virginia State Bar; granting certificate of admission to law professors. (SB1159)

Introduced By

Sen. Henry Marsh (D-Richmond)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Virginia State Bar admission for full-time law school professors. Allows a full-time law professor to be admitted as an active member of the Virginia State Bar without examination provided that (i) he has been engaged in the full-time practice of law for five of the seven years immediately preceding application for membership to the Virginia State Bar; (ii) he is employed as a full-time professor at an American Bar Association accredited Virginia law school; and (iii) he meets all other requirements for admission to the Virginia State Bar. The bill provides that membership is limited to the period of employment as a full-time professor. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13103593D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (12-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/21/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/22/2013Read third time and passed Senate (29-Y 10-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2013Placed on Calendar
01/25/2013Read first time
01/25/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/07/2013Assigned Courts sub: #2 Civil
02/15/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (9-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013Reported from Courts of Justice with amendments (15-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Committee amendments agreed to
02/20/2013Passed by for the day
02/21/2013Read third time
02/21/2013Engrossed by House as amended SB1159
02/21/2013Passed House with amendments (87-Y 8-N)
02/21/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (87-Y 8-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Passed by temporarily
02/21/2013House amendments rejected by Senate (9-Y 29-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013House insisted on amendments
02/21/2013House requested conference committee
02/21/2013Senate acceded to request (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by Senate
02/21/2013Senators: Marsh, McEachin, Edwards
02/21/2013Conferees appointed by House
02/21/2013Delegates: Kilgore, Iaquinto, McClellan
02/22/2013Conference substitute printed 13105464D-S1
02/22/2013Conference report agreed to by House (83-Y 14-N)
02/22/2013VOTE: ADOPTION (83-Y 14-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Conference report agreed to by Senate (33-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB1159ER)
03/04/2013Signed by President
03/05/2013Signed by Speaker
03/14/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 396 (effective 7/1/13)
03/14/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0396)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 3 clips in all, totaling 13 minutes.