Retention of case records; general district court. (SB1202)

Introduced By

Sen. Ryan McDougle (R-Mechanicsville)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

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. Amends § 16.1-69.55, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

02/01/2013: Merged into SB979

History

DateAction
01/09/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13100999D
01/09/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/01/2013Incorporated by Courts of Justice (SB979-Northam) (13-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)