Pretrial appeals by Commonwealth; Class 1 misdemeanors. (HB196)

Introduced By

Del. Patrick Hope (D-Arlington)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Appeals by the Commonwealth; Class 1 misdemeanors. Allows the Commonwealth a pretrial appeal from a circuit court to the Court of Appeals in a case involving prosecution of a Class 1 misdemeanor where the circuit court dismissed the indictment against the defendant of a charge thereof or prohibited the use of certain evidence on certain constitutional grounds. Currently, such pretrial appeals are only permitted in felony cases. Read the Bill »


02/12/2014: Failed to Pass in Committee


12/24/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100840D
12/24/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Criminal
01/13/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (11-Y 0-N)
01/20/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/22/2014Read first time
01/23/2014Read second time and engrossed
01/24/2014Read third time and passed House (90-Y 5-N)
01/24/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (90-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)
01/27/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
01/27/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/12/2014Passed by indefinitely in Courts of Justice (9-Y 5-N) (see vote tally)