Judicial performance evaluation program; evaluation reports on justices and judges. (HB272)

Introduced By

Del. Manoli Loupassi (R-Richmond) with support from co-patron Del. Barry Knight (R-Virginia Beach)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Judicial performance evaluation program. Requires the judicial performance evaluation program, which provides a self-improvement mechanism for judges and a source of information for the reelection process, established by the Supreme Court of Virginia to submit evaluation reports on justices and judges whose terms expire during the next session of the General Assembly to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees for Courts of Justice by December 1 of each year. Such reports to the General Assembly are public records, but all other records created or maintained by or on behalf of the program are confidential. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


12/31/2013Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14100223D
12/31/2013Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/13/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB272)
01/15/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/15/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/20/2014Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/23/2014Assigned App. sub: General Government & Capital Outlay
02/05/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (8-Y 0-N)
02/05/2014Reported from Appropriations (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time and engrossed
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House BLOCK VOTE (99-Y 0-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (99-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/19/2014Reported from Courts of Justice (11-Y 2-N 1-A) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/25/2014Reported from Finance (14-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Passed Senate (38-Y 2-N)
03/04/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB272ER)
03/04/2014Signed by Speaker
03/05/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB272ER)
03/07/2014Signed by President
04/06/2014Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2014Placed on Calendar
04/23/2014House rejected Governor's recommendation (27-Y 70-N)
04/23/2014VOTE: REJECTED (27-Y 70-N)
04/23/2014Communicated to Governor
05/23/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 808 (effective 7/1/14)
05/23/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0808)


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 6 minutes.