Judges; maximum number in circuit, general district, and juvenile courts, etc. (HB606)

Introduced By

Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) with support from co-patron Del. Tony Wilt (R-Harrisonburg)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Number of circuit and district court judges. Increases and decreases the number of circuit, general district, and juvenile court judges authorized for each judicial circuit and district in accordance with a study report issued by the National Center for State Courts. These adjustments are recommended by the Judicial Council and by the Committee on District Courts. Amends § 16.1-69.6:1, § 17.1-507, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Passed


01/07/2014Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/08/14 14101810D
01/07/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/10/2014Assigned Courts sub: Civil
01/15/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/15/2014Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/20/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB606)
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
01/23/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB606)
02/06/2014Subcommittee recommends reporting with amendment(s) (5-Y 3-N)
02/07/2014Reported from Appropriations with substitute (19-Y 2-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2014Committee substitute printed 14104717D-H1
02/08/2014Read first time
02/10/2014Read second time
02/10/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14104717D-H1
02/10/2014Amendment by Delegate Cline rejected
02/10/2014Pending question ordered
02/10/2014Engrossed by House - committee substitute HB606H1
02/11/2014Read third time and passed House (62-Y 36-N)
02/11/2014VOTE: PASSAGE (62-Y 36-N) (see vote tally)
02/12/2014Constitutional reading dispensed
02/12/2014Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/18/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB606H1)
02/19/2014Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/19/2014Committee substitute printed 14105189D-S1
02/19/2014Rereferred to Finance
02/25/2014Reported from Finance (17-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/26/2014Constitutional reading dispensed (38-Y 0-N)
02/27/2014Read third time
02/27/2014Reading of substitute waived
02/27/2014Committee substitute agreed to 14105189D-S1
02/27/2014Engrossed by Senate - committee substitute HB606S1
02/27/2014Passed Senate with substitute (40-Y 0-N)
02/28/2014Placed on Calendar
03/03/2014Senate substitute rejected by House 14105189D-S1 (30-Y 63-N)
03/03/2014VOTE: REJECTED (30-Y 63-N) (see vote tally)
03/04/2014Senate insisted on substitute (40-Y 0-N)
03/04/2014Senate requested conference committee
03/04/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB606S1)
03/05/2014House acceded to request
03/05/2014Conferees appointed by House
03/05/2014Delegates: Miller, Jones, Joannou
03/06/2014Conferees appointed by Senate
03/06/2014Senators: Petersen, McDougle, Deeds
03/07/2014Passed by temporarily
03/07/2014C Amended by conference committee
03/07/2014Conference report agreed to by House (95-Y 3-N)
03/07/2014VOTE: ADOPTION (95-Y 3-N) (see vote tally)
03/08/2014Conference report agreed to by Senate (38-Y 0-N)
03/17/2014Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB606ER)
03/17/2014Signed by President
03/18/2014Impact statement from DPB (HB606ER)
03/18/2014Signed by Speaker
04/06/2014Governor's recommendation received by House
04/22/2014Placed on Calendar
04/23/2014House rejected Governor's recommendation (23-Y 73-N)
04/23/2014VOTE: REJECTED (23-Y 73-N)
04/23/2014Communicated to Governor
05/23/2014G Approved by Governor-Chapter 812 (effective 7/1/14)
05/23/2014G Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0812)


This bill was discussed on the floor of the General Assembly. Below is all of the video that we have of that discussion, 5 clips in all, totaling 43 minutes.