Courthouse repair; certain counties may appoint committee to examine court facilities. (SB844)

Introduced By

Sen. Bill Carrico (R-Grayson)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Courthouse repair. Provides that counties with a population of less than 75,000 may by ordinance appoint a committee to examine court facilities and to report whether the court facilities are insecure, out of repair, or otherwise pose a danger to the health, welfare, and safety of court employees or the public. The committee shall consist of the following: two members of the board of supervisors, two judges from the locality, the clerk of the circuit court, the attorney for the commonwealth, the treasurer, the commissioner of the revenue, a designee from the county bar association, a representative of the town in which the court is located, if any, a local architect, and a local engineer. If the committee makes a recommendation for repairs of, renovation to, or building of a courthouse to the board and the board approves the recommendation by majority vote, the county may issue a request for proposals. Failure of the county to follow committee recommendations from the report shall result in a new committee report being considered within two years. Failure to approve the recommendations from the second report provided shall result in the court entering an order under the currently established process. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/02/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/13 13102334D
01/02/2013Referred to Committee on Local Government
01/29/2013Stricken at request of Patron in Local Government (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)