Magistrates; supervision by Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia. (SB753)

Introduced By

Sen. Richard Stuart (R-Westmoreland)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court of Virginia; supervision of magistrates. Requires the Executive Secretary of the Supreme Court to establish and require magistrates be available for performing certain duties related to issuing temporary detention orders. Under current law, the chief judge of each district court is responsible for this oversight. The change makes this responsibility consistent with the current supervisory structure set out in 19.2-35, which grants supervisory authority over the magistrates to the Executive Secretary. This bill is a recommendation of the Committee on District Courts. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/14/2012Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13101001D
12/14/2012Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/14/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/15/2013Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/16/2013Read second time and engrossed
01/17/2013Read third time and passed Senate (39-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/18/2013Impact statement from DPB (SB753)
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
02/11/2013Subcommittee recommends reporting (7-Y 0-N)
02/18/2013Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2013Read second time
02/20/2013Read third time
02/20/2013Passed House (88-Y 7-N)
02/20/2013VOTE: PASSAGE (88-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)
02/23/2013Bill text as passed Senate and House (SB753ER)
02/23/2013Signed by President
02/23/2013Signed by Speaker
03/13/2013G Approved by Governor-Chapter 321 (effective 7/1/13)
03/13/2013G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0321)


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 55 seconds.